Adam Smith Revisited

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This study represents an interpretation of Adam Smith's attitude toward a commercial society based upon natural liberty. In developing the thesis that the two works, The Theory of Moral Sentiments and Wealth of Nations, are logically consistent, it is necessary to establish the reason of reasons why Adam Smith embraced a commercial society based upon the "obvious and simple system of natural liberty." It will be established that he embraced such as system because it allowed the maximum accumulation of capital, which is the manifestation of being truly virtuous as developed in his Moral Sentiments. To go one step further, it will be seen that, so far as Smith is concerned, it is the rising bourgeoisie, the manufacturers and artificers, which is truly virtuous, i.e., accumulates capital.

Creator(s): Roden, Peyton Foster
Creation Date: January 1967
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: January 1967
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This study represents an interpretation of Adam Smith's attitude toward a commercial society based upon natural liberty. In developing the thesis that the two works, The Theory of Moral Sentiments and Wealth of Nations, are logically consistent, it is necessary to establish the reason of reasons why Adam Smith embraced a commercial society based upon the "obvious and simple system of natural liberty." It will be established that he embraced such as system because it allowed the maximum accumulation of capital, which is the manifestation of being truly virtuous as developed in his Moral Sentiments. To go one step further, it will be seen that, so far as Smith is concerned, it is the rising bourgeoisie, the manufacturers and artificers, which is truly virtuous, i.e., accumulates capital.

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Level: Master's
Discipline: Economics
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iii, 113 leaves

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Keyword(s): Adam Smith | commercialism | liberty | economics | virtue | Theory of Moral Sentiments | Wealth of Nations
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • CALL-NO: 379 N81 no.3458
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: n_03458
  • UNTCAT: b2490437 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc130789
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
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Holder: Roden, Peyton Foster