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ePub ç Adam Smith ñ Download ´ gwairsoft ã ❰PDF / Epub❯ ✅ Adam Smith Author Nicholas Phillipson – Gwairsoft.co.uk The great eighteenth century British economist Adam Smith 1723–90 is celebrated as the founder of modern economics Yet Smith saw himself primarily as a philosopher rather than anEctual ancestry and shows what Smith took from and what he gave to in the rapidly changing intellectual and commercial cultures of Glasgow and Edinburgh as they entered the great years of the Scottish Enlightenment Above all he explains how far Smith’s ideas developed in dialogue with those of his closest friend the other titan of the age David Hu I have to say that not only is this one of the better biographies that I have read and one of the few books that I couldn’t put down It is well written and obviously well researched Though the biography itself is only 284 pages long if you ignore the notes and sources bibliography and index I was left with the impression that I knew everything there was to know about him Not only is the subject’s life covered but that of the times he lived in as well As one would expect since Adam Smith had only two books published in his lifetime the circumstances involved in having them both published and at least one revised to a fifth and final edition are dealt with to some degree I haven’t read any other biographies of Adam Smith and I don’t know if any others exist but I do believe that this may be the best available for now It is my opinion that if this bio is the only one available you will not be disappointed I cannot recommend it too highly It is well worth spending the time to read

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Ks  The Wealth of Nations and The Theory of Moral Sentiments were part of one of the most ambitious projects of the Euruopean Enlightenment a grand “Science of Man that would encompass law history and aesthetics as well as economics and ethics and which was only half complete on Smith’s death in 1790Nick Phillipson reconstructs Smith’s intell Though his name looms large as the founder of modern economic theory Adam Smith himself is in many ways a mysterious and unknowable figure Faced with the challenge of writing a biography of a man who left only a little correspondence and only two books Nicholas Phillipson provides a broader portrait of Adam Smith's intellectual world In doing so he sites Smith firmly within the context of the Scottish Enlightenment showing how he took the explorations of his teachers and colleagues most notably his close friend David Hume and used them to produce two of the seminal books of Western thought By adopting this approach Phillipson challenges the image of Smith as an absent minded academic and turns him instead into a dynamic teacher who was in contact with many of the leading intellectual and political lights of his day With his persuasive reinterpretation and and readable style Phillipson has produced what is likely to be the best account of Smith's life and times for decades to come and an essential read for anyone interested in learning about the origins and development of the ideas we still discuss today

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Adam SmithThe great eighteenth century British economist Adam Smith 1723–90 is celebrated as the founder of modern economics Yet Smith saw himself primarily as a philosopher rather than an economist and would never have predicted that the ideas for which he is now best known were his most important This biography shows the extent to which Smith's great wor After just re reading How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness and before diving into Smith's The Theory of Moral Sentiments this was a very helpful intellectual biography of Smith Thanks to Amy W for the recommendation