Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Turgot Latest



Through today’s mid-day post comes a copy of Professor Ronald L. Meek’s (ed.,) “Turgot on Progress, Sociology and Economics” (Cambridge University Press, 1973). It includes his (I expect reliable) translation of Turgot’s Reflexions (1778)! Profess Meek was in the team that editedd the Glasgow Edition of Adam Smith's Works and Correspondence.

I have yet to see a French edition, preferably 1788 (just to close the circle – a necessary step in detective work and academic research) to check the originals.


Anybody who can help is most welcome to contact me (gk – at – ebs.hw.ac.uk)

5 Comments:

Blogger mus said...

Just in case there's anything useful there, have you checked out the links on Rod Hay's McMaster history of economic thought website: http://socserv2.socsci.mcmaster.ca/~econ/ugcm/3ll3/turgot/reflfr.htm
and: http://socserv2.socsci.mcmaster.ca/~econ/ugcm/3ll3/turgot/reflecti
and also, from the Turgot page at the New School History of Economic Thought page http://cepa.newschool.edu/~het/ the link to Turgot Page at Paulette Taieb, which appears to have facsimilies of the Ephemerides publication? The English version on Rod's page appears to be the 1793 translation. I think there might also be a 1793 translation on line at the Econlib site: http://www.econlib.org/library/Essays/trgRfl1.html
The Paulette Taieb site appears to have only a partial facsimile of the 1788 edition.

Brian Ferguson

2:19 am  
Blogger Gavin Kennedy said...

Brian

Most helpful. Thanks.

Downloaded the pieces. Could you clarify The Paulette Taieb site, please?

I owe you a reciprocal favour…

Gavin

1:33 pm  
Blogger Gavin Kennedy said...

Brian

Most helpful. Thanks.

Downloaded the pieces. Could you clarify The Paulette Taieb site, please?

I owe you a favour…

Gavin

2:35 pm  
Blogger Gavin Kennedy said...

Brian

Most helpful. Thanks.

Downloaded the pieces. Could you clarify The Paulette Taieb site, please?

I owe you a favour…

Gavin Kennedy

2:35 pm  
Blogger Gavin Kennedy said...

Brian

Most helpful. Thanks.

Downloaded the pieces. Could you clarify The Paulette Taieb site, please?

I owe you a favour…

Gavin Kennedy

2:35 pm  

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