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Adam Smith
[1723-1790]

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“The rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue,
but something more than that proportion.”
— Adam Smith, in "The Wealth of Nations", 1776

"I have never known much good done by those who affected to trade for the public good.”
— Adam Smith


BIO here

Adam Smith entry at Wikipedia
The Adam Smith Institute

browse Adam Smith Bibliography at Amazon

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Major Works

"For [Adam] Smith, the market moves toward monopoly; it is the job of the philosopher
to define, and of the soveriegn state to restore, fair play." — Adam Gopnik, in 2010

“The word 'capitalism' does not appear at all in Adam Smith's 1776 ground-breaking
900-page Wealth of Nations.” — Natylie Baldwin

It is important in understanding Adam Smith and modern economics to hold his two major works
as a two-volume set: "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" [1759] defines the social ground upon which
stands the economics of "On The Wealth of Nations" [1776].

Theory of Moral Sentiments 1759 classic book by Adam Smith   "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" [1759 classic] by Adam Smith
Kindle Edition from MobileReference [11/2008] for $0.89 {sic}
2010 pb edition: edited by Ryan Patrick Hanley, Introduction by Amartya Sen
Penguin 7¾x5 pb [1/2010] for $9.93
Cosimo Classics 9x6 hardcover [8/2007] for $39.95
Gateway Editions 9½x6¼ hardcover [8/99] out of print/used
book entry at Wikipedia
On The Wealth of Nations 1776 classic book by Adam Smith  "An Inquiry Into The Nature and Causes of The Wealth of Nations" [1776 classic] by Adam Smith
"Still the best account of the foundations of market economics."
— Adam Gopnik, in 2010

illustrated Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [8/2013] for 99¢ {sic}
Bantam Classics mass pb [3/2003] for $7.19
Digireads 8¾x6 pb [2009] for $14.36
Modern Library 8¼x5½ hardcover [1/94] for $18.08
book entry at Wikipedia
Essential Adam Smith book edited by Robert L. Heilbroner  
"The Essential Adam Smith" [1986]
Edited & with Introduction by Robert L. Heilbroner [1919-2005],
with Laurence J. Malone

W.W. Norton & Co. 8½x5¼ pb [3/87] for $13.29
W.W. Norton & Co. 8½x5½ hardcover [10/86] out of print/used
Adam Smith's System of Liberty, Wealth, and Virtue book by Athol Fitzgibbons  "Adam Smith's System of Liberty, Wealth, and Virtue: The Moral and Political Foundations of The Wealth of Nations" [1995]
by Athol Fitzgibbons

Oxford Univ Press 8¼x5½ pb [2/98] for $60.00
Oxford Univ Press 8¾x5½ hardcover [8/95] for $122.64
Wealth of Nations Philosophical Companion book by Samuel Fleischacker  "On Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations: A Philosophical Companion"
[2004] by Samuel Fleischacker

Princeton Univ Press 9¼x6 pb [8/2005] for $27.95
Princeton Univ Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [1/2004] out of print/used
Evaluating Adam Smith book by Willie Henderson  "Evaluating Adam Smith: Creating The Wealth of Nations" [2006]
by William 'Willie' Henderson

Routledge 9x6 pb [4/2009] for $44.95
Routledge 9x6 hardcover [5/2006] for $160.00
On The Wealth of Nations of Adam Smith book by P.J. O'Rourke  "On The Wealth of Nations" [2006] by P.J. O'Rourke
Grove Press pb [12/2007] for $10.40
Atlantic Monthly Press 8x5¼ hardcover [12/2006] for $14.93

http://www.amazon.com/Economic-Sentiments-Smith-Condorcet-Enlightenment/dp/0674008375/
http://www.amazon.com/Impartial-Spectator-Smiths-Moral-Philosophy/dp/019921333X/

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Other Works

"The Invisible Hand" by Adam Smith
The Invisible Hand treatise by Adam Smith  A term first coined in "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" [1759], holding that self-interest generally leads to improvement for society as a whole. Smith later expanded the metaphor in "The Wealth of Nations" [1776] to suggest that self-interest is also societal, that an emphasis on domestic productivity benefits one's society, while foreign productivity does not. Smith further altered his opinion from his later studies in France, concluding that the 'invisible hand of the market' tends to reward unenlight-ened self-interest at the expense of the common good of society, and that one purpose of government is to prevent that outcome for the 'vile masters of mankind'.
Kindle Edition from ePenguin [8/2008] for $5.29
Penguin mass pb [10/2009] for $8.00
'invisible hand' entry at Wikipedia

"Lectures On Justice, Police, Revenue, and Arms" by Adam Smith
Lectures On Justice, Police, Revenue, and Arms book by Adam Smith  Delivered at the University of Glasgow by Adam Smith,
reported by a student in 1763, and edited with an intro-
duction & notes by Edwin Cannan in 1896
Nabu Press facsimile 9¾x7½ pb [2/2010] for $24.89
Kelly & Millman hardcover [1956] out of print/scarce

"A Treatise On Public Opulence"
[written 1764, first published in 1937] by Adam Smith

"Essays On Philosophical Subjects" [1795] by Adam Smith
Essays On Philosophical Subjects book by Adam Smith   General Books LLC 9x6 pb [12/2009] for $7.85
Kessinger Publng hardcover [7/2007] for $28.08
the above books are excerpted from
"Essays Philosophical and Literary" by Adam Smith

Forgotten Books 9x6 pb [4/2010] for $11.80
Kessinger Publng 8¾x6 pb [5/2005] for $16.85
Kessinger Publng 9x6 hardcover [7/2007] for $38.65

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Kindle  Editions
Amazon's Kindle Store
Kindle ebook reader entry at Wikipedia

Nordell Bookstores Group Kindle Hardware & Content Page
with FREE Kindle Apps for PC, Mac, iPhone/iPod, iPad, Android & Blackberry

The Wealth of Nations 1776 classic book by Adam Smith in Kindle format from MobileReference   "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" [1759 classic] by Adam Smith
Kindle Edition from MobileReference [11/2008] for $0.89 {sic}
"The Wealth of Nations" [1776 classic] by Adam Smith
Kindle Edition from MobileReference [11/2008] for $0.95 {sic}
Kindle Edition from Packard Technologies [12/2005 edition] for $0.88 {sic}
Adam Smith's Legacy Collection, The Complete Works in Kindle format from Amazon Digital Services   "Adam Smith's Legacy Collection: The Complete Works - The Theory of Moral Sentiments and An Inquiry Into The Nature and Causes of The Wealth of Nations" for Kindle [2008?]
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [undated] for $0.99 {sic}
misnamed: does contain Smith's two primary works
The Works of Adam Smith in Kindle format from Crane House Books   "The Works of Adam Smith" for Kindle [2009]
also includes the Dugald Stewart 1895 biography
Kindle Edition from Crane House Books [8/2009] for $0.99 {sic}
Wealth of Nations (unabridged) in Kindle format from ThaiSunset Publns  "The Wealth of Nations: All 5 Books Complete and Unabridged"
for Kindle [2010]

Kindle Edition from ThaiSunset Publns [12/2010] for $2.89

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Works About Adam Smith

"Biographical Memoirs of Adam Smith" [1793] by Dugald Steward
http://www.amazon.com/Account-Writings-Smith-LL-D-ebook/dp/B000R9T02S/
"The Life of Adam Smith" [1895] by John Rae
http://www.amazon.com/Life-Adam-Smith-John-Rae/dp/1602060428/
http://www.amazon.com/John-Rae--Life-Smith-ebook/dp/B002F9MXPO/
"Adam Smith, 1776-1926" [1928] by J.M. Clark, Paul H. Douglas, Jacob H. Hollander,
Glenn R. Morro, Melchior Palyi & Jacob Viner
"Adam Smith, As Student and Professor" [1937] by William R. Scott
"Adam Smith and The Scotland of His Day" [1956] by C.R. Fay
"Adam Smith: The Man and His Works" [1969[ by E.G. West

Adam Smith biography by D.D. Raphael  "Adam Smith" biography [1985] by D.D. Raphael
Oxford Univ Press 7¾x5 pb [5/85] out of print/used
Oxford Univ Press hardcover [5/85] out of print/used
Adam Smith: Optimist or Pessimist? book by James E. Alvey  "Adam Smith: Optimist or Pessimist? - A New Problem Concerning The Teleological Basis of Commercial Society" [2003]
by James E. Alvey

Ashgate Publng 8¾x6 hardcover [6/2003] out of print/used
Adam Smith & The Wealth of Nations on DVD  "Adam Smith and The Wealth of Nations" [2005]
Prepared with the advice of Nobel laureate Prof. Ronald H. Coase [b. 1910] of the University of Chicago and E.G. West [1922-2001] of Carleton University; narrated by Dr. Benjamin A. Rogge [1920-80] of Wabash College
Liberty Fund Inc. color DVD [2005] out of prodn/scarce
not listed on IMDb
teaching guide for the DVD at Online Liberty Library
Adam Smith's Moral Philosophy book by Jerry Evensky  "Adam Smith's Moral Philosophy: A Historical and Contemporary Perspective on Markets, Law, Ethics, and Culture" [2005]
by Jerry Evensky

Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 pb [3/2007] for $29.99
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6¼ hardcover [10/2005] for $93.00
Adam Smith, Rhetoric of Propriety book by Stephen J. McKenna   "Adam Smith: The Rhetoric of Propriety" [2005]
by Stephen J. McKenna

Southern Illinois Univ Press 9x6 pb [11/2005] for $25.00
Southern Illinois Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [11/2005] for $50.00
Cambridge Companion to Adam Smith book edited by Knud Haakonssen  "The Cambridge Companion To Adam Smith" [2006]
Edited by Knud Haakonssen

Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 pb [2/2006] for $34.19
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [2/2006] for $100.00
Adam's Fallacy / Economic Theology book by Duncan K. Foley  "Adam's Fallacy: A Guide To Economic Theology" [2006]
by Duncan K. Foley

Belknap Press 7¾x5 pb [4/2008] for $12.21
Belknap Press 8½x5¾ hardcover [9/2006] for $18.94
Prof. Foley's official homepage at New School University
Adam Smith, Moral Philosopher book by Gavin Kennedy  "Adam Smith: A Moral Philosopher and His Political Economy (Great Thinkers in Economics)" [2008]
by Gavin Kennedy

Palgrave Macmillan 8½x5½ pb [10/2010] for $28.59
Palgrave Macmillan 8½x5½ hardcover [9/2008] for $95.00
Adam Smith & the Character of Virtue book by Ryan Patrick Hanley  "Adam Smith and The Character of Virtue" [2009]
by Ryan Patrick Hanley

Cambridge Univ Press pb [DUE Feb 2011] for $27.99
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6¼ hardcover [6/2009] for $72.99
Adam Smith and The Circles of Sympathy book by Fonna Forman-Barzilai   "Adam Smith and The Circles of Sympathy: Cosmopolitanism and Moral Theory" [2010]
by Fonna Forman-Barzilai

Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [4/2010] for $87.78
author's faculty homepage at U.C.S.D.
Adam Smith biography by Nicholas Phillipson  “Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life” biography [2010]
by Nicholas Phillipson

Yale Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [10/2010] for $23.4
Allen Lane 9¼x5½ hardcover [8/2010] for $39.48
Global Financial Crisis / Relevance of Adam Smith book by Richard Morgan  "Lessons From The Global Financial Crisis: The Relevance of Adam Smith On Morality and Free Markets" [2010]
by Richard Morgan

Taylor Trade Publng 8¼x5¾ pb [9/2010] for $3.75 {sic}

http://www.amazon.com/Adam-Smiths-Marketplace-James-Otteson/dp/0521816254/
http://www.amazon.com/Life-Adam-Smith-ebook/dp/B003VD16W4/
http://www.amazon.com/Adam-Smith-Political-Economist-Biography/dp/1599861968/
http://www.amazon.com/Problems-Promise-Commercial-Society-Response/dp/0271033495/
http://www.amazon.com/Adam-Smith-Origins-American-Enterprise/dp/0312285523/
http://www.amazon.com/Science-Wealth-political-Routledge-Economics/dp/0415463858/
http://www.amazon.com/Modern-Sociology-Methodology-Social-Sciences/dp/143260922X/
http://www.amazon.com/Whos-Afraid-Adam-Smith-Market/dp/0471184772/
http://www.amazon.com/Adam-Smiths-Political-Philosophy-Spontaneous/dp/0415360943/
http://www.amazon.com/Voices-Routledge-Studies-History-Economics/dp/0415356962/
http://www.amazon.com/Adam-Smiths-Legacy-Development-Economics/dp/0415061644/
http://www.amazon.com/Economy-Passions-Routledge-Studies-Economics/dp/0415569869/

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Links
Adam Smith entry at Wikipedia
The Adam Smith Institute

browse Adam Smith Bibliography at Amazon

Adam Gopnik's Oct 2010 article "Market Man" in "The New Yorker"



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