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Adam Smith's Marketplace of Life Paperback – Bargain Price, October 28, 2002
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"Otteson's book is an important contribution to our evolving understanding of Adam Smith." Philosophy in Review
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My main scholarly interests are in understanding the nature and elements of what Aristotle called "eudaimonia," often translated as "happiness," "flourishing," or "well-being," and in what the institutional, cultural, and moral requirements are to enable people to lead eudaimonic lives.
Top Customer Reviews
I am now on the 3rd reading of this book and find new gems every time. It is clear, well presented (although some would say a little repetitious, but for my slow mind, that helps to reinforce what has been said)and well balanced in its judgments, comments and comparisons, especially with the so-called 'Adam Smith problem' of what he wrote in Moral Sentiments compared to his later work in Wealth of Nations. In other words, Ottenson describes very clearly what Smith's magnificent book is all about.
Smith's Moral Sentiments is one of the best kept secrets of Enlightenment writing and Ottenson's book is both a great introduction to Smith's work as well as satisfying to the Smith scholar.
It is MUST reading!