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By Robin Malloy (auth.), Robin Paul Malloy, Jerry Evensky (eds.)

ISBN-10: 0792334256

ISBN-13: 9780792334255

ISBN-10: 9401107483

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Adam Smith and the Philosophy of legislation and Economics is a special publication. Malloy and Evensky assemble a group of overseas and interdisciplinary students to deal with the paintings of Adam Smith because it pertains to legislation and economics. as well as their very own contributions, the booklet comprises works by means of Dr. John W. Cairns of the collage of Edinburgh, Dr. J. Ralph Lindgren of Lehigh collage, Professor Kenneth A.B. Mackinnon of the collage of Waikato, and the Honorable Richard A. Posner of the U.S. Circuit court docket of Appeals. jointly those authors deliver services from the components of legislations, philosophy, background, economics, and legislation and economics to a brand new examine of Adam Smith and his paintings.
half one of many e-book offers new and significant observations on Smith's perspectives on group, ethics, the court docket procedure, legal legislations, and delictual or tort legislations legal responsibility. during this a part of the ebook Smith's paintings is additionally tested from the viewpoint of his use as persuasive authority within the works of recent felony economists. partially the `living Smith' is explored in terms of a debate among significant participants within the box of legislations and economics. the controversy and its research create a distinct and modern chance to review Smith as a foundational resource in the middle of a present educational and social coverage dispute.
the certainty of Adam Smith that emerges from this ebook is new and intricate. it is going to problem the one-dimensional portrayals of Smith as a promoter of self-interest and it'll right a few of the misinterpretations of Smith which are at the moment stylish within the worlds of legislation and economics and the philosophy of legislations.

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1976). B. Todd; Vol. O. Raphael and Andrew Skinner, Oxford: Clarendon Press. ----. (1976). O. L. Macfie; Vol. O. Raphael and Andrew Skinner, Oxford: Clarendon Press. Syracuse University, Maxwell School, Department of Economics JOHN W. CAIRNS ADAM SMITH AND THE ROLE OF THE COURTS IN SECURING JUSTICE AND LIBERTY 1. INTRODUCTION Adam Smith wrote in the The Wealth of Nations that: 'The second duty of the sovereign, [is] that of protecting, as far as possible, every member ofthe society from the injustice or oppression of every other member of it, or the duty of establishing an exact administration of justice ....

Raphael and Andrew Skinner, Oxford: Clarendon Press. ---. (1976). B. Todd; Vol. O. Raphael and Andrew Skinner, Oxford: Clarendon Press. ----. (1976). O. L. Macfie; Vol. O. Raphael and Andrew Skinner, Oxford: Clarendon Press. Syracuse University, Maxwell School, Department of Economics JOHN W. CAIRNS ADAM SMITH AND THE ROLE OF THE COURTS IN SECURING JUSTICE AND LIBERTY 1. INTRODUCTION Adam Smith wrote in the The Wealth of Nations that: 'The second duty of the sovereign, [is] that of protecting, as far as possible, every member ofthe society from the injustice or oppression of every other member of it, or the duty of establishing an exact administration of justice ....

He was weakened by the efforts that went into revising the Theory of Moral SentimelJls, and never regained his energy. Thus, we never received the long promised and much hoped for third volume on his theory of jurisprudence. We can, nevertheless, say much about his views on the law based on the sources that influenced him, his published work, and the reports of his lectures. This chapter has set the scene for such speculation by outlining Smith's moral philosophy. In the next four chapters Smith's views on the law are examined in detail.

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