Adam Smith & the Philosophy of Law & Economics is a unique book. Malloy & Evensky bring together a team of international & interdisciplinary scholars to address the work of Adam Smith as it relates to law & economics. In addition to their own contributions, the book includes works by Dr. John W. Cairns of the University of Edinburgh, Dr. J. Ralph Lindgren of Lehigh University, Professor Kenneth A.B. Mackinnon of the University of Waikato, & the Honorable Richard A. Posner of the United States Circuit Court of Appeals. Together these authors bring expertise from the areas of law, philosophy, history, economics, & law & economics to a new study of Adam Smith & his work. Part One of the book presents new & important observations on Smith's views on community, ethics, the court system, criminal law, & delictual or tort law liability. In this part of the book Smith's work is also examined from the perspective of his use as persuasive authority in the works of modern legal economists. In Part Two the 'living Smith' is explored by way of a debate between two major contributors in the field of law & economics. The debate & its analysis create a unique & contemporary opportunity to study Smith as a foundational source in the midst of a current academic & social policy dispute. The understanding of Adam Smith that emerges from this book is new & complex. It will challenge the one-dimensional portrayals of Smith as a promoter of self-interest & it will correct many of the misinterpretations of Smith that are currently fashionable in the worlds of law & economics & the philosophy of law.Neher, Philip A. is the author of 'Rights Based Fishing' with ISBN 9780792302469 and ISBN 079230246X.