Our Great Purpose: Adam Smith on Living a Better Life

Invaluable wisdom on living a good life from the founder of modern economics


Published (US):
Jun 15, 2021
Published (UK):
Jul 6, 2021
5 x 8 in.
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Adam Smith is best known today as the founder of modern economics, but he was also an uncommonly brilliant philosopher who was especially interested in the perennial question of how to live a good life. Our Great Purpose is an illuminating guide to Smith’s incomparable wisdom on how to live well, written by one of today’s leading Smith scholars. Full of invaluable insights on topics ranging from happiness and moderation to love and friendship, Our Great Purpose enables modern readers to see Smith in an entirely new light—and along the way, learn what it truly means to possess an excellent character and lead a worthy life.

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