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Adam Smith : an enlightened life

Author: N T Phillipson
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, 2010.
Series: Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Phillipson, N.T. (Nicholas T.).
Adam Smith
(DLC) 2010925524
(OCoLC)601346724
Named Person: Adam Smith; Adam Smith
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: N T Phillipson
ISBN: 9780300174434 0300174438
OCLC Number: 900607155
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 345 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits
Contents: A Kirkcaldy upbringing --
Glasgow, Glasgow University and Francis Hutcheson's enlightenment --
Private study 1740-46 : Oxford and David Hume --
Edinburgh's early enlightenment --
Smith's Edinburgh lectures : a conjectural history --
Professor of moral philosophy at Glasgow, I. 1751-9 --
The 'Theory of moral sentiments' and the civilizing powers of commerce --
Professor of moral philosophy at Glasgow, 2. 1759-63 --
Smith and the Duke of Buccleuch in Europe 1764-6 --
London, Kirkcaldy and the making of the 'Wealth of nations' 1766-76 --
The 'Wealth of nations' and Smith's "very violent attack ... upon the whole commercial system of Great Britain" --
Hume's death --
Last years in Edinburgh 1778-90.
Series Title: Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history
Responsibility: Nicholas Phillipson.

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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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Winner of the 2011-2013 Annibel Jenkins Prize, given by the American Society for the 18th Century Studies.--2011-2013 Annibel Jenkins Prize"American Society for the 18th Century Studies" (01/25/2013)" Read more...

 
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