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By Iain McLean (auth.)

ISBN-10: 1349738247

ISBN-13: 9781349738243

Iain McLean reexamines the unconventional legacy of AdamSmith, arguing that Smith used to be an intensive egalitarian and that his paintings supported all 3 of the slogans of the French Revolution: liberty, equality, and fraternity. McLean means that Smith's the speculation of ethical Sentiments , released in 1759, crystallized the considerably egalitarian philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment. This e-book brings Smith into complete view, displaying how a lot of recent economics and political technology is in Smith. the writer locates Smith's historical past firmly in the context of the Enlightenment, whereas addressing the overseas hyperlinks among American, French, and Scottish histories of political thought.

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As one of the wisest Smith commentators, Jacob Viner, says of another encrusted story, Si populus vult decipi, decipiatur (Viner 1965, p. 9 The Life of an Absent-minded Professor 15 Smith left for London in January 1764, where he met his new pupil. They then went to France, calling first in Paris, where Hume was at the time secretary at the British embassy, to pick up a letter of recommendation from the Ambassador (who unfortunately called him Robinson instead of Smith - Corr. # 83) before going to the slightly surprising destination of Toulouse, where Smith complained that they knew nobody and could not make themselves understood - 'I have begun to write a book in order to pass away the time' (Corr.

163. 14. While in London he was treated by the eminent Glasgow-born surgeon John Hunter. Ross 1995, p. 374. 15. 'A critical stage in human life; a point at which the person was supposed to be specially liable to change in health or fortune. ); some included also the multiples of 9. v. 'climacteric', sense Bl. Smith was sixty-three at the time of writing this letter. 16. A more dramatically satisfying version is 'I believe we must adjourn this meeting to another place' (Rae [1895] 1965, p. 8, p.

Corr. # 163. 14. While in London he was treated by the eminent Glasgow-born surgeon John Hunter. Ross 1995, p. 374. 15. 'A critical stage in human life; a point at which the person was supposed to be specially liable to change in health or fortune. ); some included also the multiples of 9. v. 'climacteric', sense Bl. Smith was sixty-three at the time of writing this letter. 16. A more dramatically satisfying version is 'I believe we must adjourn this meeting to another place' (Rae [1895] 1965, p.

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