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Adam Smith and the Classics: The Classical Heritage in Adam Smith's Thought

Gloria Vivenza


Adam Smith's thought was indebted to the classical training prevailing in the educational system of his day. A careful reading of all his writings can prove the extent of this debt. Classical influences are obviously more numerous and easily discernible in the philosophical works, but are not absent from the economic masterpiece. They have been described by the author without having recourse to conjectures or implications, rather by analysing the topics whose classical origin can be ascertained. The book has been divided into chapters devoted to the traditional branches of knowledge treated by ... More

Keywords: astronomy, economics, education, ethics, jurisprudence, literature, philosophy, rhetoric, Adam Smith, value

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780198296669
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198296665.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gloria Vivenza, author
University of Verona
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