Self-interest Before Adam Smith

Self-interest Before Adam Smith

A Genealogy of Economic Science

eBook - 2003
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A study of the history of the concept of self-interest before Adam Smith, in order to understand what it meant when Adam Smith used it as an axiom in The Wealth of Nations. The author shows that Smith's theory refutes the 'selfish hypothesis' yet integrates it at the same time.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
ISBN: 9780511490538
0511490534
9780511071379
051107137X
9780511062919
0511062915
9780521830607
0521830605
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 279 pages)

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