Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life
Nicholas Phillipson's intellectual biography of Adam Smith shows that Smith saw himself as philosopher rather than an economist. Phillipson shows Smith's famous works were a part of a larger scheme to establish a "Science of Man," which was to encompass law, history, and aesthetics as well as economics and ethics. Phillipson explains Adam Smith's part in the rapidly changing intellectual and commercial cultures of Glasgow and Edinburgh at the time of the Scottish Enlightenment. Above all Phillipson explains how far Smith's ideas developed in dialog with his closest friend David Hume. --Publisher's description.
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(Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow) 5. Balliol College, Oxford, from D.
Loggan, Oxonia Illustrata (1765). (Private collection/Giraudon/The Bridgeman Art
Library) 6. Robert Simson, engraving by Alexander Baillie (1768) after de Nune.
(Courtesy Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services — Edinburgh Room
) 11. Henry Home, Lord Kames, portrait by David Martin. ... (Bibliotheque
Nationale, Paris/The Bridgeman Art Library) 13. Charles Louis de Secondat,
Baron de ...
(Musée de la Ville de Paris, Musée Carnavalet, Paris/The Bridgeman Art Library)
21. Plan of Paris, engraving by L. Bretez. (Private collection/ Giraudon/The
Bridgeman Library) 22. Francois Quesnay, engraving by J.-G. Wille. (
... Museum and Art Gallery, Ann Dulau at the Hunterian Art Gallery, Robert
MacLean at the Glasgow University Library and ... the Bridgeman Art Library for
their help with illustrations and to Ann Watters for her help in mapping Smith's
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Adam Smith is one of the most important figures in modern economic theory. In a very real sense, he provided the basis for the Industrial Revolution through his emphasis on the division of labor as ... Read full review
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This book sorely tested my knowledge of Scottish history. Phillipson assumes his reader’s familiarity with the Westminster Confession of Faith, the Glorious Revolution and the 1707 Act of Union in ... Read full review
9Smith and the Duke of Buccleuchin Europe 17646
10London Kirkcaldy and the Making of theWealth of Nations 176676
11The Wealth of Nations andSmiths Very violent attack upon the whole commercialsystem of Great Britain
13Last Years in Edinburgh 177890
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Bibliography of Works Cited
6Professor of Moral Philosophyat Glasgow 1 17519
7The Theory of Moral Sentimentsand the Civilizing Powersof Commerce
8Professor of Moral Philosophyat Glasgow 2 175963