David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of the History of Philosophy 49 (4):499-501 (2011)
Nicholas Phillipson’s biography of Adam Smith was published just forty-five days before the second edition of Ian Simpson Ross’s definitive biography The Life of Adam Smith (Oxford, 2010).The contrast is telling. Ross’s is a book for scholars with ubiquitous in-text references to recent scholarship. Phillipson’s is a narrative intellectual biography for a wider audience that relegates recent work to the bibliography. Ross is reticent to make claims about Smith’s motivations, but Phillipson thrives on it. Ross is usually explicit when he takes positions on controversial issues, but Phillipson’s interpretations dominate the text. In short, it is easier to see how Ross’s work fits into contemporary debate, but it is ..
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Ian Simpson Ross (2010). The Life of Adam Smith. Oup Oxford.
Gary Jason (2012). Nicholas Phillipson: Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life. Philosophia 40 (4):919-922.
Adam Smith (1980). The Glasgow Edition of the Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith: Iii: Essays on Philosophical Subjects: With Dugald Stewart's `Account of Adam Smith'. Oup Oxford.
Jack Weinstein, Adam Smith's Marketplace of Life, by James R. Otteson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. Pp. 352. H/B £50.00, $70.00, P/B £19.95, $26.00. [REVIEW]
Gloria Vivenza (2001). Adam Smith and the Classics: The Classical Heritage in Adam Smith's Thought. Oup Oxford.
Ross B. Emmett (2011). Man and Society in Adam Smith's Natural Morality : The Impartial Spectator, the Man of System, and the Invisible Hand. In Paul Oslington (ed.), Adam Smith as Theologian. Routledge.
Charles L. Griswold (1997). The Autonomous Male of Adam Smith, And: Adam Smith in His Times and Ours: Designing the Decent Society, And: Adam Smith: International Perspectives (Review). Journal of the History of Philosophy 35 (4):629-632.
David Charles Gore (2011). Sophists and Sophistry in the Wealth of Nations. Philosophy and Rhetoric 44 (1):1-26.
Marcelo Dascal (2006). Adam Smith's Theory of Language. In Knud Haakonssen (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Adam Smith. Cambridge University Press.
Jack Russell Weinstein (2004). Review: Adam Smith's Marketplace of Life. [REVIEW] Mind 113 (449):202-207.
Andrew Stewart Skinner (1996). A System of Social Science: Papers Relating to Adam Smith. Clarendon Press.
Bence Nanay (2010). Adam Smith’s Concept of Sympathy and its Contemporary Interpretations. Adam Smith Review.
Added to index2011-10-07
Total downloads10 ( #161,493 of 1,413,415 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #154,636 of 1,413,415 )
How can I increase my downloads?