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Adam Smith: 18th Century Polymath

Here is the intro to Roger Frantz’ chapter. ~~~~~~~ Adam Smith (1723-1790) was a polymath with several of his key concepts and theories either having modern counterparts and/or “enjoying” empirical support. Smith wrote about the origin and proper use of language, grammar, the history of astronomy and ancient physics, moral philosophy, music, dance, and poetry,…

Adam Smith’s Pluralism: Rationality, Education, and the Moral Sentiments

Keep an eye out for this forthcoming book by the very excellent Smith scholar Jack Weinstein who also happens to be contributing to Propriety and Prosperity: New Studies on the Philosophy of Adam Smith. Adam SmithEconomicsJack Russell WeinsteinJack WeinsteinLiberalismLibertarianismPhilosophyPhilosophy of EducationpluralismrationalityScottish EnlightenmentTheory of Moral SentimentWealth of Nations