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Adam Smith

The course consists of lectures on the English political economy. Comparing different books of Adam Smith as the Theory of Moral Feelings (1759) and The Wealth of Nations (1776), the author reveals the problems of correlation between greed and morality, private interest and common good, personal freedom and state regulation. To restore the worn out meaning of these problems it is necessary to address a wide intellectual context: Aristotle and the Stoics, utilitarians and the Scottish Enlightenment, Ricardo and Malthus, Petty and Marx. The author distinguishes their contemporary sound with criticism of the neo-liberal economy.

Credits: 6/3

Course ID: ECON_E_202


Profile Economics

Semester: Fall

Complies with general requirements: No

Course Type: Elective Course

Language: English