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Adam Smith as Scottish Philosopher

Was Adam Smith a Scottish philosopher? The question seems an odd one. He was a philosopher and he was Scottish. What more could we need to know, in order to arrive at the simple answer ‘yes.’ And in any case, why does it matter? On reflection, however, neither the question nor the answer seems so…

Cosmos + Taxis: Upcoming Symposia

An exciting 18 months of symposia in the offing with top-notch contributors and with replies by each author. See the C+T website and FB page. In no particular order: Mikayla Novak’s Inequality: An Entangled Political Economy Perspective — to be edited by Brendan Markey-Towler Roger Scruton’s Conservatism: An Invitation to the Great Tradition — to be…

The Journal of Mind and Behavior

Vol. 36 No. 1 & 2 Winter & Spring 2015 (Note: reviews of Evan Thompson and Gordon Graham’s latest) A Radical Embodied Approach to Lower Palaeolithic Spear-making Duilio Garofoli, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen Is That Me? Sense of Agency as a Function of Intra-psychic Conflict Travis A. Riddle, Columbia University, Howard J. Rosen, University of California,…

Adam Smith as a Scottish Philosopher

Below is the intro to Gordon Graham’s chapter. Was Adam Smith a Scottish philosopher? The question seems an odd one. He was a philosopher and he was Scottish. What more could we need to know, in order to arrive at the simple answer ‘yes.’ And in any case, why does it matter? On reflection, however, neither…