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Adam Smith and RousseauEthics, Politics, Economics$
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Maria Pia Paganelli, Dennis C. Rasmussen, and Craig Smith

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781474422857

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422857.001.0001

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(p.3) 1 Introduction
Adam Smith and Rousseau

Maria Pia Paganelli

Dennis C. Rasmussen

Craig Smith

Edinburgh University Press

The introduction includes details of the biographical, historical, and intellectual context of the relationship between Adam Smith and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. It places the chapters that follow in the proper intellectual context allowing the reader to immerse themselves in the detailed arguments of each chapter with a ready sense of the broad parameters of the relationship and ideas in question. The introduction also provides a brief account of the existing literature on the relationship between Smith and Rousseau, and ends with an introduction to the chapters, their main themes, and the relationship between them.

Keywords:   Adam Smith, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Commerce, Philosophy, Politics, Economics

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