Thursday, March 15, 2007

Notable E-Book: Cambridge Companion to Adam Smith

The online Cambridge Companions are informative "introductions to
major writers, artists, philosophers, topics and periods." They are
critical collections of essays, geared toward student readers. Each
title offers features such as a chronology and guide to further

Many believe that Adam Smith (1723-1790) was the founder of modern economics. In his book, The Wealth of Nations (1776), Smith established the theory of laissez faire—the principle that society's interests are best served by the pursuit of individual self-interest. If each person pursues his own interest, the general welfare of all will be promoted.
Smith, however, was also a philosopher, and the Cambridge Companion to Adam Smith offers critical analysis of Smith's moral, political, and economic thoughts.
Some chapter titles include:
  1. Imagination: Morals, Science, and Art
  2. Adam Smith’s Theory of Language
  3. Adam Smith on Justice, Rights, and Law
  4. Adam Smith and History
  5. Adam Smith’s Economics
  6. The Legacy of Adam Smith

The Companion titles offer keyword searching and chapter browsing. The Cambridge Companion to Adam Smith will interest students studying political science, sociology, ethics, and economics.

[Find the Cambridge Companions in our "Databases by Subject" List in the E-Books category; or, search the title, Cambridge Companion to Adam Smith in the Suffolk University Online Catalog and click on Cambridge Companion Complete Collections.]

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