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Adam Smith : Selected Philosophical Writings.

Author: James R Otteson
Publisher: Luton : Andrews UK, 2012.
Series: Library of Scottish philosophy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Adam Smith (1723?90) studied under Francis Hutcheson at the University of Glasgow, befriended David Hume while lecturing on rhetoric and jurisprudence in Edinburgh, was elected Professor of Logic, Professor of Moral Philosophy, Vice-rector, and eventually Lord Rector of the University of Glasgow, and, along with Hutcheson, Hume, and a few others, went on to become one of the chief figures of the astonishing period  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Otteson, James R.
Adam Smith : Selected Philosophical Writings.
Luton : Andrews UK, ©2012
Named Person: Adam Smith; Adam Smith
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James R Otteson
ISBN: 9781845404291 1845404297
OCLC Number: 817898315
Description: 1 online resource (352 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; Front matter; Title page; Copyright page; Series Editor's Note; Introduction; Body matter; One: Moral Theory; Part One: Of the Propriety of Action; Part Two: Of Merit and Demerit; Or, of the Objects of Reward and Punishment; Part Three: Of the Foundation of Our Judgments Concerning Our Own Sentiments and Conduct, and of the Sense of Duty; Part Four: Of the Effect of Utility Upon the Sentiment of Approbation; Part Five: Of the Influence of Custom and Fashion Upon the Sentiments of Moral Approbation and Disapprobation; Part Six: Of the Character of Virtue. Part Seven: Of Systems of Moral PhilosophyTwo: Political Economy; Reading I; Introduction and Plan of the Work; Book I: Of the Causes of Improvement in the Productive Powers of Labour, and of the Order According to which its Produce is Naturally Distributed Among the Different Ranks of the People; Book II: Of the Nature, Accumulation, and Employment of Stock; Book III: Of the Different Progress of Opulence in Different Nations; Book IV: Of Systems of Political Economy; Book V: Of the Revenue of the Sovereign or Commonwealth; Reading II: Jurisprudence; Three: Languages and Criticism. Reading I: Considerations Concerning the First Formation of Languages, and the Different Genius of Original and Compounded LanguagesReading II: A Letter to the Authors of The Edinburgh Review; Four: History and Philosophy of Science; Introduction; Of the Effect of Unexpectedness, or of Surprise; Of Wonder, or of the Effects of Novelty; Of the Origin of Philosophy; The History of Astronomy; Five: Correspondence; Back matter; Other titles available.
Series Title: Library of Scottish philosophy.

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Adam Smith (1723?90) studied under Francis Hutcheson at the University of Glasgow, befriended David Hume while lecturing on rhetoric and jurisprudence in Edinburgh, was elected Professor of Logic, Professor of Moral Philosophy, Vice-rector, and eventually Lord Rector of the University of Glasgow, and, along with Hutcheson, Hume, and a few others, went on to become one of the chief figures of the astonishing period of learning known as the Scottish Enlightenment. He is the author of two books ...

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