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Adventurous Spirits and Clamoring Sophists: Smith on the Problem of Risk in Political Economy

Emily C. Nacol

in An Age of Risk: Politics and Economy in Early Modern Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691165103
eISBN:
9781400883011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165103.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that Adam Smith's moral theory and political economy confront human ambivalence about risk, by now a permanent feature of the human condition. Smith's analysis of individuals, ... More


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