Book Search:  

 

 
Google full text of our books:

bookjacket

Adam Smith in His Time and Ours:
Designing the Decent Society
Jerry Z. Muller

Paperback | 1995 | $32.95 / £22.95 | ISBN: 9780691001616
263 pp. | 6 x 9
| SHOPPING CART

Reviews | Table of Contents

Google full text of this book:
 

Counter to the popular impression that Adam Smith was a champion of selfishness and greed, Jerry Muller shows that the Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations maintained that markets served to promote the well-being of the populace and that government must intervene to counteract the negative effects of the pursuit of self-interest. Smith's analysis went beyond economics to embrace a larger "civilizing project" designed to create a more decent society.

Review:

"A profoundly erudite and timely study."--John Gray, National Review

"Muller's great accomplishment in this book is to present a clear, thoughtful, and engaging overview of Adam Smith's thought. He reveals Smith to be a wide-ranging and innovative thinker who formulated a comprehensive social science."--Peter McNamara, The Review of Politics

Endorsement:

"Jerry Muller has written an extraordinarily good book on the most quoted and least read of the worldly philosophers."--Robert Heilbroner, Author of The Worldly Philosophers

"A good work of intellectual history should exemplify two qualities above all: an imagination that allows the author to 'pass over' into the horizon of his subject in order to see the world as the subject sees it; and a sympathy such as to gain a feel for the world of the subject. . . . Like Adam Smith, his subject, intellectual historian Jerry Muller exemplifies these traits to an exceptional degree."--Michael Novak, First Things

Table of Contents

Other Princeton books authored or coauthored by Jerry Z. Muller:

Subject Areas:

Hardcover published in 1993 by The Free Press

Shopping Cart:

  • For hardcover/paperback orders:

    For hardcover/paperback orders in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, and Australia

    Paperback: $32.95 ISBN: 9780691001616

    For hardcover/paperback orders in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and India, and Pakistan

    Paperback: £22.95 ISBN: 9780691001616

    Add to shopping cart

    Prices subject to change without notice

    File created: 11/10/2014

Questions and comments to: webmaster@press.princeton.edu
Princeton University Press

New Book E-mails
New In Print
PUP Blog
Videos/Audios
Princeton APPS
Sample Chapters
Subjects
Series
Catalogs
Princeton Legacy Library
Textbooks
Media/Reviewers
Class Use
Rights/Permissions
Ordering
Recent Awards
Princeton Shorts
Freshman Reading
PUP Europe
About Us
Contact Us
Links
F.A.Q.
PUP Home


Bookmark and Share
Send me emails
about new books in:
Economics
Philosophy
Political Science and International Relations
More Choices