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Alex M. Thomas, Indian Journal of Human Development The book certainly delivers on being a "stimulating and accessible account" of Smith's context and work and therefore every library must acquire a copy.
Sam Fleischacker, author of On Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations: A Philosophical Companion Christopher Berry provides a clear and thorough guide to all of Adam Smith's major works, as well as their social and intellectual context. The level of detailed attention, to texts and issues, is indeed remarkable, given the brevity of the book. This is a first-rate introduction, which has something to offer to college students and seasoned scholars alike.
Chris Berry is Professor Emeritus at Glasgow University. In addition to his reputation as a leading scholar of Smith, Hume, and the Scottish Enlightenment, his books include The Idea of Luxury (Cambridge University Press, 1994_. He has given invited keynote lectures on his work in China, Japan, Chile, USA, and across Europe. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (Scotland' s National Academy) , of which Adam Smith was a founder member.
1: Life and times 2: Communication and imagination 3: Sympathetic spectators 4: Living virtuously 5: Making and working 6: Trading and spending 7: Legacy and reputation References Further reading Index