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Turgot, Smith and Steuart on Stadial Histories

  • Publication type: Journal article
  • Journal: Revue d’histoire de la pensée économique
    2018 – 1, n° 5
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  • Author: Menudo (José Manuel)
  • Abstract: This paper examines the use of the hunting, pasturage, agriculture and commerce sequence in the writings of Turgot, Steuart and Smith. We found explanations which were identical in the pre-eminence of the productive forces and economic organisation, despite that fact, these theories are significantly different. This paper presents three distinct dynamic principles in their four-stage theory, and the conditions for the movement from the agricultural stage to commercial society do not coincide.
  • Pages: 217 to 242
  • ISBN: 978-2-406-08067-1
  • ISSN: 2496-4646
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-406-08068-8.p.0217
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Journal: Journal of the History of Economic Thought, n° 5
  • Parution date: 06-08-2018
  • Last edition: 2018
  • Language: English
  • Keywords: History of Economic Thought through 1925, Commercial society, cyclical theory, Enlightenment, Economic development

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