Adam Smith and Rousseau : Ethics, Politics, Economics, Hardback Book

Adam Smith and Rousseau : Ethics, Politics, Economics Hardback

Edited by Maria Pia Paganelli, Dennis C. Rasmussen, Craig Smith

Part of the Edinburgh Studies in Scottish Philosophy series



Looks at all aspects of the pivotal intellectual relationship between two key figures of the EnlightenmentThis collection brings together an international and interdisciplinary group of Adam Smith and Jean-Jacques Rousseau scholars to explore the key shared concerns of these two great thinkers in politics, philosophy, economics, history and literature.Rousseau (1712 78) and Smith (1723 90) are two of the foremost thinkers of the European Enlightenment.

They both made seminal contributions to moral and political philosophy and shaped some of the key concepts of modern political economy.

Among Smith's first published works was a letter to the 'Edinburgh Review' where he discusses Rousseau's 'Discourse on the Origin of Inequality'.

Smith continued to engage with Rousseau's work and to explore many shared themes such as sympathy, political economy, sentiment and inequality.

Though we have no solid evidence that they met in person, we do know that they shared many friends and interlocutors.

In particular, David Hume was Smith's closest intellectual associate and was also the one who arranged for Rousseau's stay in England in 1766.ContributorsTabitha Baker, University of Warwick, UK.Christel Fricke, University of Oslo, Norway.Charles L.

Griswold, Boston University, USA.Ryan Patrick Hanley, Marquette University, USA.Mark Hill, London School of Economics, UK.Mark Hulliung, Brandeis University, USA.Jimena Hurtado, Universidad de los Andes, Columbia.John McHugh, Denison University, USA.Jason Neidleman, University of La Verne, USA.Maria Pia Paganelli, Trinity University, USA.Dennis C.

Rasmussen, Tufts University, USA. Neil Saccamano, Cornell University, USA. Michael Schleeter, Pacific Lutheran University, USA. .

Adam Schoene, Cornell University, USA. Craig Smith, University of Glasgow, UK.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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  • Category: Western philosophy: Enlightenment
  • ISBN: 9781474422857



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