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Adam Smith and the Pursuit of Liberty

(2006)
(The Authentic Adam Smith)
A non fiction book by

 
 
Celebrated author James Buchan on the widely known - but often misread - Scottish philosopher Adam Smith.

Adam Smith (1723-1790) has been adopted by neoconservatives as the ideological father of unregulated business and small government. His "invisible hand" has become a commanding shorthand for politicians promoting laissez-faire economics, but Smith never used it in reference to free-market capitalism. Smith was a deeply moral man who considered himself a philosopher, not an economist. Drawing on twenty-five years of research, James Buchan renders an Adam Smith untainted by political and economic interests. This compelling narrative uncovers Smith's passionate commitment to develop an ethical theory essential to his vision of a just commercial society.

    

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July 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Authentic Adam Smith: His Life and Ideas (Enterprise)
Author(s): James Buchan
ISBN: 0-393-06121-3 / 978-0-393-06121-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton
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April 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: Adam Smith: and the Pursuit of Perfect Liberty
Author(s): James Buchan
ISBN: 1-86197-905-3 / 978-1-86197-905-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Profile Books
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Paperback Editions

July 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Authentic Adam Smith: His Life and Ideas (Enterprise)
Author(s): James Buchan
ISBN: 0-393-32994-1 / 978-0-393-32994-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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May 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Adam Smith: and the Pursuit of Perfect Liberty
Author(s): James Buchan
ISBN: 1-86197-940-1 / 978-1-86197-940-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Profile Books
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