Other Authors Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Political science -- Philosophy. Political science. Politics, Practical. Summary Behind the daily headlines on presidential races and local elections is the theory of the polity--or what the end of our politics should be. Harvard's Harvey C.
Mansfield, one of America's leading political theorists, explains why our quest for the good life must address the type of government we seek to uphold. He directs our gaze to the thinkers and philosophies and classic works that have proved most influential throughout the ages. Introductory note Partisan differences The Origin of natural right The Political animal Godly politics The Perpetual republic Political systems The Bourgeois self The Historical turn Bibliography Student self-reliance project: embarking on a lifelong pursuit of knowledge?
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He tried to explain the prices of goods by reference to their costs of production. But costs of production are themselves prices: the prices of labor, of natural resources and raw materials, and of previously produced goods that are used in the production process. The wages of a carpenter and the cost of lumber do indeed determine, at least in part, the price of a bookcase.
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Relative prices cannot be explained as a result of. Smith had an inkling of this truth, as he showed. His mother was the daughter of a prominent landowner and his father, who died before Smith was born, was the comptroller of customs. Escaping a reputed attempt by gypsies to carry him away when he was four, Smith entered the University of Glasgow at age fourteen and later studied at Oxford.
In , Smith was appointed professor of logic at Glasgow, and a year later moved into the chair of moral philosophy.
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Opportunities afforded him by the success of his Theory of Moral Sentiments allowed him to retire early and concentrate on his second book, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Published in. It was Smith more than any other writer of his age that exemplified the high ideals of the Scottish enlightenment, with its focus on growth and development.
Not only was his book a long-overdue diatribe against the principles and policies of a bankrupt economic system called mercantilism, Smith put into the hands of the general public a work of enduring importance which must be read by every serious student of economic thought.
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As the undisputed founder of the classical school of economics, Smith developed a theory of value, wages, rent, and profit, as well as a spirited defense of natural liberty and the free enterprise system. Smith did not deny the necessity of government but he assigned it only three legitimate roles: defense from attack by other nations, the maintenance of justice and order, and the erection and maintenance of public works and institutions.
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