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Adam Smith's System of Liberty, Wealth, and VirtueThe Moral and Political Foundations of The Wealth of Nations$
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Athol Fitzgibbons

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780198292883

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198292880.001.0001

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The Historical Spiral

The Historical Spiral

Chapter:
(p.115) 8 The Historical Spiral
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Adam Smith's System of Liberty, Wealth, and Virtue
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Athol Fitzgibbons

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198292880.003.0008

Discusses how Smith understood the moral foundations of political states, considers his theory that political power moved in a cycle, and discusses his theories of democracy, monarchy, and military power. It rejects the theory that Smith had an economic theory of history.

Keywords:   democracy, economic stagnation, liberty, military power, monarchy, moral power, political cycle, social cohesion, state

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