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Adam Smith's System of Liberty, Wealth, and Virtue: The Moral and Political Foundations of The Wealth of Nations

Athol Fitzgibbons

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292883
eISBN:
9780191596247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292880.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Adam Smith's System is a study in classical economic thought and methodology. It portrays Adam Smith as a Stoic philosopher who wanted virtue to be relevant to this life rather than to ... More


God and Nature

Athol Fitzgibbons

in Adam Smith's System of Liberty, Wealth, and Virtue: The Moral and Political Foundations of The Wealth of Nations

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292883
eISBN:
9780191596247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292880.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Describes Smith's methodology, and considers how he combined his Stoic view of the world with his commitment to Newtonian science. Smith's concept of Nature was supposed to reconcile the two.


Some Criticisms and Problems

Bryan Magee

in The Philosophy of Schopenhauer

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237228
eISBN:
9780191706233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237227.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Schopenhauer's chief mistake derived from his acceptance of Newtonian science and lay in his belief that the empirical world must be deterministic. This deprived his assumptions of any basis for ... More


Kant on Rational Cosmology

Eric Watkins

in Kant and the Sciences

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195133059
eISBN:
9780199786169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195133056.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This paper discusses Kant’s acceptance of four principles of rational cosmology: the principles of no fate, no chance, no leap (or continuity), and no gap. It argues that these principles are neither ... More


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