Volume 6, 2011

 

Editorial

 

Symposium: Adam Smith and the Conditions of a Moral Society

Guest Editors: Christel Fricke, Raino Malnes, Kalle Moene, Ragnvald Kalleberg

 

An international Adam Smith conference celebrating the 250th anniversary of The Theory of Moral Sentiments was held in Oslo, Norway, on August 27 - 29, 2009.  It was jointly hosted and funded by three Oslo based research institutions: the Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature (CSMN / Christel Fricke and Raino Malnes), the Centre for the study of Equality, Social Organization, and Performance (ESOP / Kalle Moene) and the Seminar on Theory of Science (Ragnvald Kalleberg).  A selection of conference papers appear herein.  All have been peer reviewed and revised for the publication in the Adam Smith Review.

 

1. Introduction

Christel Fricke

 

2. From Psychology to Moral Normativity

Maria Alejandra Carrasco

 

3. Adam Smith’s Story of Moral Progress

Carola Freiin von Villiez

 

4. Adam Smith and ‘the most sacred rules of justice’

Christel Fricke

 

5. True to Ourselves? - Adam Smith on Self-Deceit

Samuel Fleischacker

 

6. Propriety, Persuasion and Political Theory

Duncan Kelly

 

7. Social Distance and the New Strangership in Adam Smith

Lisa Hill

 

8. The Political Economy of Recognition

John O’Neill

 

9. Reciprocity in Seneca and Adam Smith

Jon Elster

 

10. Intersubjectivity, The Theory of Moral Sentiments and the Prisoners’ Dilemma

Vivienne Brown

 

11. The moral sentiments of Wealth of Nations

Karl Ove Moene

 

 

Article and Commentary:

 

12. Das Shaftesbury Problem

Douglas J. Den Uyl

 

Commentary:

 

13. Response to Douglas J. Den Uyl’s “Das Shaftesbury Problem”

James R. Otteson

 

14. Another Response to Douglas J. Den Uyl’s “Das Shaftesbury Problem”

Ryan Patrick Hanley

 

 

Symposium: The Fate of Anglo-American Capitalism

Guest Editor: Sandra Peart

 

15. Introduction: Sandra Peart

 

16. Upon Daedalian Wings of Paper Money: Adam Smith and the Crisis of 1772

Hugh Rockoff

17. Is a Beautiful System Dying? A Possible Smithian Take on the Financial Crisis

Maria Pia Paganelli

 

18. What Do We Mean By ‘Anglo-American Capitalism’?

Alessandro Roncaglia

 

19. Freedom, Efficiency, and Concern: Smith’s Future, and Ours

Robert Urquhart

 

20. Institutional Divergence in Economic Development

Jonathan B. Wight

 

21. Too Big to Live? Why We Must Stamp Out State Monopoly Capitalism

Niall Ferguson

 

 

Book Reviews

 

Tony Aspromourgos, The Science of Wealth; Adam Smith and the Framing of Political Economy

 

Reviewed by Jeffrey T. Young

              Response by Tony Aspromourgos

 

Magali Bessone and Michaël Biziou (eds.), Adam Smith philosophe. De la morale à l’économie ou philosophie du libéralisme

 

Reviewed by Sergio Cremaschi

              Response by Magali Bessone and Michaël Biziou

 

Gavin Kennedy, Adam Smith: A Moral Philosopher and his Political Economy

 

Reviewed by Michael J. Clark

              Response by Gavin Kennedy

 

Deepak Lal, Reviving the Invisible Hand: The case for classical liberalism in the twenty-first century

 

Reviewed by Paul Gunn

 

Stephen J. McKenna, Adam Smith: The Rhetoric of Propriety

 

Reviewed by Catherine Labio

              Response by Stephen J. McKenna