Pre-Classical Economic Thought

From the Greeks to the Scottish Enlightenment

  • S. Todd Lowry

Part of the Recent Economic Thought Series book series (RETH, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. S. Todd Lowry
    Pages 1-6
  3. S. Todd Lowry
    Pages 7-30
  4. William F. Campbell
    Pages 31-42
  5. Roman A. Ohrenstein
    Pages 68-76
  6. M. Yassine Essid
    Pages 77-102
  7. Odd Langholm
    Pages 115-135
  8. Stephen T. Worland
    Pages 136-146
  9. Richard C. Wiles
    Pages 147-173
  10. Lars Magnusson
    Pages 174-184
  11. Herbert F. Thomson
    Pages 221-255
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 265-271

About this book


The scholars invited to contribute the primary essays for this collection were given three mandates. The first was to survey the contemporary research in their assigned fields and to provide a bibliography that would give any interested scholar an entree into the literature. The second was to develop their own interpretive perspective on the economic literature of their assigned period. The third, and perhaps the most difficult, was to be very brief and concise. In a project of this type it would be difficult to extrapolate themes or evolutionary sequences that run through the literature over the two thousand years spanned by this survey. To some degree, the invited commentators provide a fund of suggestions that will stimulate interested readers to pursue this line of synthesis for themselves. The editor of this collection did not even entertain the idea of trying to coordinate the presentations and commentaries of this intellectually erudite and diverse group of scholars into agreed upon lines of interpretation. There is enough material, however, to provide a reference base for the interested scholar who desires to follow particular ideas from period to period.


Adam Smith economics economy evaluation foundation political economy

Editors and affiliations

  • S. Todd Lowry
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsWashington and Lee UniversityLexingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7960-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3255-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-199X
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