How Adam Smith can change your life : an unexpected guide to human nature and happiness / Russ Roberts.

Author
Roberts, Russell D. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York : Portfolio/Penguin, 2014.
Description
261 pages ; 22 cm

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Summary note
"How the insights of an 18th century economist can help us live better in the 21st century. Adam Smith became famous for The Wealth of Nations, but the Scottish economist also cared deeply about our moral choices and behavior--the subjects of his other brilliant book, The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759). Now, economist Russ Roberts shows why Smith's neglected work might be the greatest self-help book you've never read. Roberts explores Smith's unique and fascinating approach to fundamental questions such as: - What is the deepest source of human satisfaction? - Why do we sometimes swing between selfishness and altruism? - What's the connection between morality and happiness? Drawing on current events, literature, history, and pop culture, Roberts offers an accessible and thought-provoking view of human behavior through the lenses of behavioral economics and philosophy"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-251) and index.
ISBN
  • 9781591846840
  • 1591846846
LCCN
2014021674
RCP
N - S