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IN this edition references are made to corresponding pages of the best mod- ern edition of the Wealth of Nations: the second volume of The. Editorial Reviews. Review. Considerado fundador de la ciencia economica por LA RIQUEZA de LAS NACIONES, el escoces ADAM SMITH () no solo . Considerado fundador de la ciencia economica por La riqueza de las naciones, el escoces Adam Smith () no solo puso con esta obra los cimientos.

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Smith, Adam - La riqueza de las naciones (Alianza) - Free ebook download as PDF File .pdf) or read book online for free. Adam Smith - La riqueza de las Cargado por JoseL.ÑañezCortez. Copyright: © All Rights Reserved. Download as PDF or read online from Scribd. 1 Introduction. 4. 2 The Condensed Wealth of Nations. 7. Book I: Economic efficiency and the factors of production. 9. Book II: The accumulation of capital. 32 .

Consequently, self-interest motives, instead of a sign of natural selfishness, are the result of a providential harmony.

By the middle of eighteenth century, the interest doctrine had rea- ched an extraordinary success.

It is when individuals, seeking their own enjoyment and comfort, contrive or promote new inventions and when, by luxurious living, they circulate capital, that society progresses and flourishes.

Mandeville continues the hobbessian interpretation of the natural egoism in men, with the great difference that he promotes 12 In seventeenth century, the predominant view of the man was a pessimistic one, as we can see in the works of thinkers like Hobbes, Pascal, Racine, Nicole, Domat, Mandeville, La Rochefoucald, etc. Because Mandeville sees the quest for pleasure as the source of human actions, he can be considered an Epicurean.

For the Epicureans, the universality of the quest for pleasure is an axiomatic, self evident truth, which applies to every human manifes- tation; even though to religious matters we love God because we find pleasure in it. In his Confessions, Augustine analyzes this, and in book XIX of The City of God, he attacks the Stoic idea that men can attend happiness by their own efforts even tough standing pain.

For him, pain and suffering are evil, no matter how one looks at them, and virtues have consistently failed to make us happy, being nothing but a proof of the wretchedness of our human condition. After the original sin, the human will does not control itself anymo- re, and it is driven only by self-love.

For him, every human relationship is an exchange of favours, inspired by self-love18, whose sole objective is his own existence These two interpretations are strictly incompatible, since one is hos- tile to religion and the other comes from a Father of the Church.

However, in this field, Augustinians and Epicureans converge in the 16 Mandeville, B.

Maxim 1, deleted after First edition. That is why they have a common enemy, the Stoics, who claim that the chief good resides precisely in the practice of virtue. His purpose, in accordance with his argument that virtues are nothing but the manifestations of various passions, was to demonstrate that the virtue of charity is often counterfeited by the passion of pity.

However, by acknowledging that pure pity is possible, he proved that an entirely disinterested feeling can exist in men. He 20 Berry is not in agreement whit this distinction. He also criticizes the common association between Smith and the neo-Stoicism. See Berry, C. There, he also concludes, by an ad homi- nem argument27, that pity cannot be derived from self-interest.

That gives Rousseau a strong argument: if Mandeville himself, the most excessive detractor of human virtues, admits pity; that is enough proof of the existence of other principles besides self-interest Rousseau considers pity as a pre-rational faculty, made weaker by human reason.

Force, P. In the state of nature, the capacity of pity was strong —and also the propensity for identification- and rea- son was undeveloped. In the state of civilization, reason is fully developed, and also the understanding of our interests, that is, self- love; but the capacity for identification is weaker, and therefore it does not result in pity.

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However, it is more developed in the sense that we have a greater ability to see things through the eyes of others, being an essential component in the development of amour- propre, based on our desire to be seen favourably by others.

In fact, he conceives self-love from a neo-Stoic point of view, as a modera- te and legitimate concern on self preservation, but, in order to diffe- rentiate it from the Augustinian-Epicurean concept, he calls it love of oneself Self-love31 amour-propre is the rational understanding of our interests, as opposed to the primitive love of oneself amour de soi or instinct of self-preservation. A similar argument can be found in The Theory of Moral Sentiments.

Love of one- self is a natural sentiment which inclines every animal to watch over his own preservation, and which, directed in man by reason and modified by pity, pro- duces humanity and virtue.

The term reason must be understood in a narrow sense as the ability to compute, compare and reflect. Smith distinguishes between virtue and the appearance of virtue, but this difference, far from casting a doubt on the authenticity of human virtues, proves the fact that genuine vir- tue is within the reach of human efforts.

Adam Smith y La Riqueza de Las Naciones

Rousseau and Smith agree that, in modern commercial society, the way of obtai- ning the assistance of others is appealing to their self-interest. That is to say that bettering our condition involves a rational calculation of interests. Self-interest requires an explicit transaction, rational calculation and a social organization that makes the transaction possible, moving away the possibility of a general principle.

There is here an explicit connection with Stoic doctrine. There are strong axiomatic similarities between the system Smith develops in The Theory of Moral Sentiments and the one Rousseau proposes in his Second Discourse.

People driven by vanity, more than goods and advantages, look for praise and approbation from others John Cunningham Wood London, , pp. We have reason to believe, however, that Smith was not simply repeating arguments in the Wealth of Nations developed by his contem- poraries, but was building upon arguments he had developed earlier in his life.

It is likely that Smith initially laid out his historical ideas in a public subscription course on civil law delivered in Edinburgh in the early s. Smith appears to have been concerned that his ideas had been taken up by others before he had the opportunity to publish them. Miller Indianapolis, revised edn. Fania Oz-Salzberger Cambridge, Prescott 3 vols. Campbell and A.

Skinner, Adam Smith New York, , pp. Indeed it is possible, if not likely, that his contemporaries were more indebted to Smith for inspiration than he was to them. An undeniable originality lies in the way Smith integrates them into his overall argument in the Wealth of Nations.

When brought together in Book III, con- ventional themes are placed in an entirely new context, given new meaning by the economic theory that preceded them. A letter dated 24 September from Hume to Smith notes that the two had some disagreement over when a study of English history should begin. In the place of party principles, Hume offered a highly nuanced constitutional history that focused on the importance of change.

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He analysed the nature of the feudal system, how the spread of commerce gradually undermined feudalism and enabled it to be replaced by a form of absolutist and arbitrary rule under the Tudors. It was this system of Tudor government that was bequeathed to the Stuarts, challenged by Parliamentarians during the Civil War, and replaced by a mixed system following the Revolution of Meek, D. Raphael and P. Stein Indianapolis, Care should be taken and opinions moderated when discussing the constitutional settlement of Hume was concerned with understanding the development of the English constitution over time and the role that economic changes such as the rise of commerce played in this devel- opment.

Smith, on the other hand, seeks to understand why some nations become wealthier than others and the role that economic growth plays in the life of a commercial society over time.

For Smith, economic questions, not traditional constitutional questions, lie at the heart of his inquiry in the Wealth of Nations. Why had some nations, such as Britain, progressed further along the road to opulence than others?

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