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CERQUEIRA, HUGO E. A. DA GAMA. Adam Smith and the genesis of the economic discourse. Brazil. J. Polit. Econ. [online]. 2004, vol.24, n.3, pp.433-453.  Epub Dec 20, 2019. ISSN 1809-4538.

This article addresses the problem of the genesis of the economic discourse. It argues that Adam Smith’s work played an important role in delimiting the economic sphere because of: i) the specific nature of Smith’s moral philosophy; ii) the way he conceived the economy as an ontological domain. However, the article suggests that Smith’s economic theory remained closely connected to his moral philosophy.

Keywords : Ethics and economies; economic discourse; Adam Smith.

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