A System of Social Science: Papers Relating to Adam Smith

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A SYSTEM OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
Papers Relating to Adam Smith

Second Edition

ANDREW STEWART SKINNER

CLARENDON PRESS · OXFORD 1996

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents vii
  • Abbreviations and References ix
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I 5
  • 1: Language, Rhetoric, and the Communication of Ideas 7
  • 2 - Early Writings: Science and the Role of the Imagination 25
  • Part II 49
  • 3: Moral Philosophy and Civil Society 51
  • CONCLUSIONS 94
  • References 104
  • Part III 107
  • 5 - Some Principles of Political Economy: Pufendorf, Hutcheson, and Adam Smith 109
  • 6 - The Development of a System: Adam Smith and the Physiocrats 123
  • Conclusion 136
  • References 141
  • Part IV 143
  • 7 - A Conceptual Sytem 145
  • References 179
  • Part V 181
  • 8 - The Role of the State 183
  • 9 - Mercantilist Policy: the American Colonies 209
  • Part IV 231
  • 10: David Hume: Economic Writings 233
  • 11 - Sir James Steuart: Principles of Political Economy 255
  • Conclusion 282
  • References 285
  • Index of Authorities 289
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