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 [Book Review]


James Otteson’s Adam Smith’s Marketplace of Life is the latest instalment in a wave of new scholarship signalling a renewed interest in Adam Smith. These works share several characteristics. First, they present Smith as a philosopher and not an economist. Second, they take seriously The Theory of Moral Senti- ments (TMS), Smith’s first book, by suggesting that his moral theory holds..



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