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Essays on Philosophical Subjects

(The Glasgow Edition of the Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith)

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Reflecting Adam Smith’s wide learning and varied interests, these essays shed considerable light on his place in the Scottish Enlightenment. Included are histories of astronomy, ancient logic, and ancient physics; essays on the “imitative” arts and the affinity between music, dancing, and poetry; and a critical review of Samuel Johnson’s famous Dictionary, which Smith ...more
Paperback, Glasgow, 391 pages
Published August 1st 1982 by Liberty Fund Inc. (first published 1795)
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This was read as part of a research assistantship with Dr. Bill Ellos who was having me read 18-19th century Scottish philosophers, usually in facsimile editions without indices, to extract texts relevant to areas of his interest. Previously I had only read one of Smith's works, The Wealth of Nations.
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Although the exact date of Smith's birth is unknown, his baptism was recorded on 16 June 1723 at Kirkcaldy.

A Scottish moral philosopher and a pioneer of political economy. One of the key figures of the Scottish Enlightenment, Smith is the author of The Theory of Moral Sentiments and An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. The latter, usually abbreviated as The Wealth of
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The Glasgow Edition of the Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith (5 books)
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  • Correspondence
  • Lectures on Rhetoric & Belles Lettres
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