Adam Smith, Hardback Book


This is volume 16 in the "Major Conservative and Libertarian Thinkers" series.

The Scottish philosopher Adam Smith (1723-1790) was as a pioneer of political economy.

In fact, his economic thought became the foundation of classical economics and his key work, "An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations", is considered to be the first modern work in economics.

For Smith, a free competition environment was the best way to foster economic development that would work in accordance with natural laws.

The framework he set up to explain the free market remains true to this day. "Major Conservative and Libertarian Thinkers" provides comprehensive accounts of the works of seminal conservative thinkers from a variety of periods, disciplines, and traditions - the first series of its kind.

Even the selection of thinkers adds another aspect to conservative thinking, including not only theorists but also writers and practitioners. The series comprises twenty volumes, each including an intellectual biography, historical context, critical exposition of the thinker's work, reception and influence, contemporary relevance, bibliography including references to electronic resources, and an index.


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