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2. Communication and imagination

2. Communication and imagination  

Christopher J. Berry

in Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
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9780191826962
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10.1093/actrade/9780198784456.003.0002
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In the breadth of his interests and knowledge, Adam Smith was a typical member of the Enlightenment. ‘Communication and imagination’ explains how the arguments in the Moral Sentiments and ... More
6. Keynes's legacy

6. Keynes's legacy  

Robert Skidelsky

in Keynes: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191778032
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10.1093/actrade/9780199591640.003.0007
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In the late twentieth century, Keynes's legacy was precarious. ‘Keynes's legacy’ analyses the impact that Keynes has had on the economic policy of his time and how his ideas were viewed at ... More
12. Ideology Challenges Politics

12. Ideology Challenges Politics  

Kenneth Minogue

in Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776472
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853882.003.0012
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‘Ideology Challenges Politics’ identifies what ideologies are and how they differ from political doctrines. Ideology refers to the negative and positive poles of a dogmatic conviction. It ... More
6. How to Analyse a Modern Society

6. How to Analyse a Modern Society  

Kenneth Minogue

in Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776472
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853882.003.0006
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‘How to Analyse a Modern State’ considers the relationships between politics, the state, society, and the economy along with the views of Hobbes, Hegel, and Marx. The new sovereign state ... More
1. Life and times

1. Life and times  

Christopher J. Berry

in Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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There is more to Adam Smith than The Wealth of Nations, a book on the workings of the economy. He wrote an important treatise on moral philosophy, published an exceptionally well-informed ... More
Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction

Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction  

Christopher J. Berry

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Oct 2018
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In 1776, Adam Smith (1723–90) wrote The Wealth of Nations, the foundational book that led to him being called the ‘father of economics’. However, Adam Smith was far more than an economist. ... More
3. Sympathetic spectators

3. Sympathetic spectators  

Christopher J. Berry

in Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction

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Adam Smith published The Theory of Moral Sentiments in 1759. What the book sets out to do is investigate or analyse how, in practice, judgments and decisions about what is right or wrong ... More
The celebrity

The celebrity  

Nicholas Cronk

in Voltaire: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
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10.1093/actrade/9780199688357.003.0009
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Voltaire’s historical enquiry into the nature of religion, as part of a broader concern with the progress of knowledge, puts him at the heart of the Enlightenment endeavour. But it is not ... More
5. The first Marxism

5. The first Marxism  

Peter Singer

in Marx: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191860652
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10.1093/actrade/9780198821076.003.0005
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Marx had developed two important ideas: that economics is the chief form of human alienation and that the material force needed to liberate humanity from its domination by the capitalist ... More
8. Economics

8. Economics  

Peter Singer

in Marx: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Mar 2018
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‘Economics’ considers Marx’s economic theories as outlined in Capital, which he regarded as his masterpiece. Marx believed that the capitalist economic system, regarded by the classical ... More
2. The secularization of conscience

2. The secularization of conscience  

Paul Strohm

in Conscience: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777585
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10.1093/actrade/9780199569694.003.0003
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Conscience was emancipated from institutional religion during the era of the Enlightenment and it is often thought this was due to secularization during that time. Paradoxically, it could ... More
3. Three critics of conscience: Dostoevsky, Nietzsche, Freud

3. Three critics of conscience: Dostoevsky, Nietzsche, Freud  

Paul Strohm

in Conscience: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2011
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10.1093/actrade/9780199569694.003.0004
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Many religious thinkers of the 18th and 19th centuries promulgated a hopeful view of an accessible and socially beneficial conscience. This overly optimistic view of conscience as a source ... More
4. The morphology of liberalism

4. The morphology of liberalism  

Michael Freeden

in Liberalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
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9780191783258
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10.1093/actrade/9780199670437.003.0004
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‘The morphology of liberalism’ examines the detailed structure of liberalism in order to determine how its durable and more transient features can help us to identify it as a member of a ... More
Seven threats to ethics

Seven threats to ethics  

Simon Blackburn

in Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775970
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804426.003.0002
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‘Seven threats to ethics’ looks at ideas that destabilize us when we think about standards of choice and conduct: the death of God; relativism; egosim; evolutionary theory; determinism and ... More
2. Colonial India: impoverishment

2. Colonial India: impoverishment  

Craig Jeffrey

in Modern India: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
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9780191822414
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10.1093/actrade/9780198769347.003.0002
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‘Colonial India: impoverishment’ considers why India is poor and divided. India has been wealthy historically and so the ubiquity of poverty in contemporary India needs to be explained with ... More
4. The odyssey of mind

4. The odyssey of mind  

Peter Singer

in Hegel: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191775468
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801975.003.0004
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‘The odyssey of mind’ considers the meaning of Geist to Hegel, the concept that forms a central part of his philosophy. Geist has two meanings. It is the standard word for ‘mind’, in the ... More
7. Legacy and reputation

7. Legacy and reputation  

Christopher J. Berry

in Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
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10.1093/actrade/9780198784456.003.0007
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‘Legacy and reputation’ considers historical and contemporary views of the Wealth of Nations and why Adam Smith is ritually referred to as the ‘father of economics’. Ever since the Wealth ... More
6. Bodies matter: dilemmas and controversies

6. Bodies matter: dilemmas and controversies  

Chris Shilling

in The Body: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191802164
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10.1093/actrade/9780198739036.003.0007
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‘Bodies matter: dilemmas and controversies’ considers three key questions—are mediated bodies immoral? How do people manage bodily change? Have our bodies become sacred? They each show how ... More
7. Human divisiveness

7. Human divisiveness  

Steven Grosby

in Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776281
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10.1093/actrade/9780192840981.003.0007
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9780192840981
‘Human divisiveness’ asks: Why do humans divide themselves? Many believe it is a natural process due to either racial difference (a view which is now widely discredited) or evolutionary ... More
Marx: A Very Short Introduction

Marx: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Peter Singer

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191860652
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10.1093/actrade/9780198821076.001.0001
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9780198821076
Karl Marx is one of the most influential philosophers of all time, whose theories have shaped and directed political, economic, and social thought for 150 years. Marx: A Very Short ... More

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