Adam Smith: A Moral Philosopher and His Political Economy

By Gordon Bannerman
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Adam Smith: A Moral Philosopher and His Political Economy

Author: Gavin Kennedy
Genre: Economics
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Pub date: October 15, 2010
pp: 304

By re-examining Adam Smith’s theories as they were originally articulated, Gavin Kennedy, Emeritus Professor at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, aims at nothing less than rescuing the authentic Smith from the distorted interpretations, assumptions and attributions of modern economists. Having in subsequent publications criticized scholars for partial and misleading citations from Smith’s work as a means of validating their own theories, it is a task Kennedy is eminently suited to perform.

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