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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(Fife Council Libraries & Museums: Kirkcaldy Museum & Art Gallery) 4. The
Colledge of Glasgow (early eighteenth century), by or after John Slezer, T
heatrum Scotiae (1693). (Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow) 5. Balliol
Glasgow, Glasgow University and Francis Hutches0n's Enlightenment Smith left
school in the summer of 1737 and matriculated at Glasgow University in October.
He was fourteen. He spent the next nine years at university, as a Glasgow ...
Simson taught him to appreciate the importance of mathematics in placing moral
philosophy on scientific Glasgow, Glasgow University and Francis Hutcheson's
Enlightenment foundations. Neither Oxford nor Balliol could hope to extend, ...
Smith left Glasgow in May 1740, shortly before the end of the academic year. He
was, apparently, 'of a cachetic [debilitated] habit, his appearance was ungracious
, and his address awkward. His frequent absence of mind gave him an air of ...
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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
Notes and Sources
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