La Riqueza de las Naciones (Adam Smith) - Resumen Animado
Eric Schliesser's Adam Smith is the product of two decades' reflection by the author on the great Scottish Enlightenment. Unique among treatments of Adam Smith, Schliesser's book treats him as a systematic philosopher. Smith was a giant of the Scottish Enlightenment with polymath interests; Schliesser thus explores Smith's economics and ethics in light of his other commitments on the nature of knowledge, the theory of emotions, the theory of mind, his account of language, the nature of causation, and his views on methodology.
An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations
An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations , generally referred to by its shortened title The Wealth of Nations , is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith. First published in , the book offers one of the world's first collected descriptions of what builds nations' wealth , and is today a fundamental work in classical economics. By reflecting upon the economics at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution , the book touches upon such broad topics as the division of labour , productivity , and free markets. Hamilton based much of this report on the ideas of Jean-Baptiste Colbert , and it was, in part, Colbert's ideas that Smith responded to, and criticised, with The Wealth of Nations. The Wealth of Nations was the product of seventeen years of notes and earlier works, as well as an observation of conversation among economists of the time concerning economic and societal conditions during the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, and it took Smith some ten years to produce. Five editions of The Wealth of Nations were published during Smith's lifetime: in , ,  , and To better understand the evolution of the work under Smith's hand, a team led by Edwin Cannan collated the first five editions.
Internal references by page numbers have been replaced by linked paragraph reference numbers appropriate for this online edition. Paragraph references typically have three parts: the book, chapter, and paragraph. The text of this edition is in the public domain. Samuels Portrait Collection at Duke University. The fifth edition has been carefully collated with the first, and wherever the two were found to disagree the history of the alteration has been traced through the intermediate editions. Even undoubted misprints are recorded if, as often happens, they make a plausible misreading which has been copied in modern texts, or if they present any other feature of interest. As it does not seem desirable to dress up an eighteenth century classic entirely in twentieth century costume, I have retained the spelling of the fifth edition and steadily refused to attempt to make it consistent with itself.