The Birth of Economic Rhetoric

Communication, Arts and Economic Stimulus in David Hume and Adam Smith

Authors: Trincado, Estrella

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  • Introduces Adam Smith's Rhetoric Lectures, contextualising their importance alongside the work of Addison and Burke
  • Considers the consequences of language for economic theory
  • Brings together economic theory and philosophy in one study
  • Presents the Scottish Enlightenment as an innovative event with its own characteristics
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This book explores and compares the works of two great economists and philosophers, David Hume and Adam Smith, considering their contributions to language, perception, sympathy, reason, art and theatre to find a general theory of rationality and economics. The author considers and analyses both figures through a range of approaches, and moves on to demonstrate how different concepts of language affect Hume's and Smith's idea of value and economic growth. This book contributes to a wider literature on communication and language to demonstrate that economics is linked to rhetoric and is an essential part of human nature.

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Estrella Trincado  is Professor of Economic History and History of Economic Thought at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. Her research interests specialise in the history of economic thought in general and in classical economics in particular. In 2011 she won the Young Scholar of the Year award presented at the European Society for the History of Economic Thought(ESHET). Estrella is an author of books and has contributed to book chapters and a number of papers published in international journals.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Birth of Economic Rhetoric
Book Subtitle
Communication, Arts and Economic Stimulus in David Hume and Adam Smith
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14306-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14306-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14305-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 218
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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