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The Resource Adam Smith and the classics : the classical heritage in Adam Smith's thought, Gloria Vivenza

Adam Smith and the classics : the classical heritage in Adam Smith's thought, Gloria Vivenza

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Adam Smith and the classics : the classical heritage in Adam Smith's thought
Title
Adam Smith and the classics
Title remainder
the classical heritage in Adam Smith's thought
Statement of responsibility
Gloria Vivenza
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"Adam Smith and the Classics analyses the influence of classical culture - the work of Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, and the Stoics - on Adam Smith's thought. Vivenza bases her arguments on elements of Smith's work that can be shown to be precise reflections of passages from the classical authors, and on Smith's own acknowledgements that he was so influenced. The bulk of the classical nuances occur in Smith's moral and natural philosophy, but Vivenza also shows that the classics had some impact on his economic thought." "The book represents a complete survey of all Adam Smith's writings, and is organized by arguments: natural philosophy, moral philosophy, jurisprudence, topics of economic interest, and literature. A further chapter discusses the very recent consensus among a number of scholars that Smith's writings display strong elements of Stoicism."--BOOK JACKET
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vivenza, Gloria
Dewey number
330.15/3
Index
index present
LC call number
HB103.S6
LC item number
V57813 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Economists
  • Classicism
  • Classical education
  • Smith, Adam
Label
Adam Smith and the classics : the classical heritage in Adam Smith's thought, Gloria Vivenza
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Adam Smith e la cultura classica
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [213]-225) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Natural Philosophy in Smith's Essays -- 1.1. 'The History of Astronomy' -- 1.2. The 'Connecting Principles' of Natural Phenomena -- 1.3. 'Wonder' -- 1.4. The Premises of Research -- 1.5. The Origins of Philosophy -- 1.6. Ancient Astronomy -- 1.7. 'The History of Ancient Physics' -- 1.8. 'The History of Ancient Logics and Metaphysics' -- 1.9. A 'Conjectural' History of the Spirit of Scientific Enquiry -- 2. The Classical Heritage in Adam Smith's Ethics -- 2.1. Adam Smith's Moral Philosophy -- 2.2. Polybius and 'Sympathy' -- 2.3. The 'Golden Mean' and the Impartial Spectator -- 2.4. Resentment -- 2.5. Justice -- 2.6. Prudence -- 2.7. Self-Control -- 2.8. Epictetus and 'Self-Interest' -- 2.9. Benevolence -- 2.10. The Problem of Good and Evil -- 2.11. Against Apathy -- 2.12. Adam Smith's History of Classical Ethics -- 2.13. The Diverse Origin of the Classical Aspects of Smith's Moral Philosophy -- 3. The Lectures on Jurisprudence and Roman Law -- 3.1. Introductory Remarks -- 3.2. Natural Law -- 3.3. Law and Society -- 3.4. The Scottish Environment -- 3.5. Adam Smith's Philosophy and History of Law -- 3.6. Birth of the Powers of the State in Ancient Societies -- 3.7. Smith's Analysis of Roman Jurisprudence -- 3.8. Roman Law as an Exemplary System -- 4. The Division of Labour and the Theory of Value -- 4.1. Plato and Adam Smith on the Division of Labour -- 4.2. Aristotle, Adam Smith, and the Theory of Value -- 5. Adam Smith and Ancient Literature -- 5.1. Smith's Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles-Lettres -- 5.2. An Outline of a 'Conjectural' History of Literature -- 5.3. Poetry, or Delight -- 5.4. Prose, or the Art of Persuasion -- 5.5. Oratory -- 5.6. The Characters -- 5.7. Psychological and Rational Foundations of Rhetoric
Control code
46976468
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 240 pages
Isbn
9780198296669
Lccn
2001033853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Adam Smith and the classics : the classical heritage in Adam Smith's thought, Gloria Vivenza
Publication
Note
Translation of: Adam Smith e la cultura classica
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [213]-225) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Natural Philosophy in Smith's Essays -- 1.1. 'The History of Astronomy' -- 1.2. The 'Connecting Principles' of Natural Phenomena -- 1.3. 'Wonder' -- 1.4. The Premises of Research -- 1.5. The Origins of Philosophy -- 1.6. Ancient Astronomy -- 1.7. 'The History of Ancient Physics' -- 1.8. 'The History of Ancient Logics and Metaphysics' -- 1.9. A 'Conjectural' History of the Spirit of Scientific Enquiry -- 2. The Classical Heritage in Adam Smith's Ethics -- 2.1. Adam Smith's Moral Philosophy -- 2.2. Polybius and 'Sympathy' -- 2.3. The 'Golden Mean' and the Impartial Spectator -- 2.4. Resentment -- 2.5. Justice -- 2.6. Prudence -- 2.7. Self-Control -- 2.8. Epictetus and 'Self-Interest' -- 2.9. Benevolence -- 2.10. The Problem of Good and Evil -- 2.11. Against Apathy -- 2.12. Adam Smith's History of Classical Ethics -- 2.13. The Diverse Origin of the Classical Aspects of Smith's Moral Philosophy -- 3. The Lectures on Jurisprudence and Roman Law -- 3.1. Introductory Remarks -- 3.2. Natural Law -- 3.3. Law and Society -- 3.4. The Scottish Environment -- 3.5. Adam Smith's Philosophy and History of Law -- 3.6. Birth of the Powers of the State in Ancient Societies -- 3.7. Smith's Analysis of Roman Jurisprudence -- 3.8. Roman Law as an Exemplary System -- 4. The Division of Labour and the Theory of Value -- 4.1. Plato and Adam Smith on the Division of Labour -- 4.2. Aristotle, Adam Smith, and the Theory of Value -- 5. Adam Smith and Ancient Literature -- 5.1. Smith's Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles-Lettres -- 5.2. An Outline of a 'Conjectural' History of Literature -- 5.3. Poetry, or Delight -- 5.4. Prose, or the Art of Persuasion -- 5.5. Oratory -- 5.6. The Characters -- 5.7. Psychological and Rational Foundations of Rhetoric
Control code
46976468
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 240 pages
Isbn
9780198296669
Lccn
2001033853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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