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THE WEALTH OF NATIONS

THE WEALTH OF NATIONS

By Adam SMITH
Read by Michael Lunts
16 hours 28 minutes

Michael Lunts

The Wealth of Nations, first published in 1776, is the first book of modern political economy and still provides the foundation for the study of that discipline. An Enquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, to give it is full title, it was an immediate bestseller, and has since rightfully claimed its place in the Western intellectual canon. Its author, Adam Smith (1723-1790), was one of the brightest stars of the 18th century Scottish Enlightenment. Continue Reading →

THE THEORY OF MORAL SENTIMENTS

THE THEORY OF MORAL SENTIMENTS

By Adam SMITH
Read by Michael Lunts
16 hours 28 minutes

Michael Lunts

‘How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature, which interest him in the fortune of others, and render their happiness necessary to him, though he derives nothing from it except the pleasure of seeing it.’ So begins  The Theory of Moral Sentiments, (1759) the first major text by Adam Smith who, seven years later, was to publish what was to become one of the major economic classics, The Wealth of Nations (1776). Continue Reading →

THREE DIALOGUES BETWEEN HYLAS AND PHILONOUS

THREE DIALOGUES BETWEEN HYLAS AND PHILONOUS

By Adam SMITH
Read by Jonathan Keeble and Peter Kenny
3 hours 49 minutes

Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous in Opposition to Sceptics and Atheists was the final statement by the empiricist philosopher George Berkeley, Bishop of Coyne, (1685-1753) on his views concerning subjective idealism, couched in the famous statement ‘esse is percipi’ – to be is to be perceived (mixing Latin with a bit of English was Berkeley’s idiosyncracy!). Continue Reading →