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Smith's Contribution

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/10.1093/0198292880.003.0013
Smith's Contribution

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This concluding chapter explains the heterogeneity of ‘classical economics’, and locates him in his true category of economic thinkers. It discusses the errors in his scientific method, the merits of his moral theory, and the relevance of his economics.

Keywords: classical economics; moral liberalism; scientific method

Chapter.  2036 words. 

Subjects: History of Economic Thought

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