Adam Smith's Lost Legacy

Author(s): 
Kennedy, Gavin
ISBN: 
1403947899
Date published: 
March 2005
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00
Pages: 
336

In this accessible book, Gavin Kennedy takes a fresh look at Adam Smith's moral philosophy and its links to his political economy and his lectures on Jurisprudence. The book provides a new analysis of Wealth of Nations, and argues that Adam Smith's intellectual legacy was completely transformed in the 19th and 20th Centuries by economists pursuing different agendas, to create ideas and policies that Smith did not advocate. It also provides a new explanation for the main mysteries about Smith's later life.