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The Character of Smith's System

Athol Fitzgibbons

in Adam Smith's System of Liberty, Wealth, and Virtue

Published in print November 1997 | ISBN: 9780198292883
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596247 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198292880.003.0002
The Character of Smith's System

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Considers Smith's eighteenth‐century context and discusses the relation between his religion, his philosophy, and his economics. It provides an abstract of how the system worked, and explains the overall purpose.

Keywords: Cicero; David Hume; stoicism; utility; virtue

Chapter.  4065 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Economic Thought

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