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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,…

Propriety and Prosperity: New Studies on the Philosophy of Adam Smith

Finally available. Adam SmithAustrian SchoolCognitioncomplexityconsciousnessdistributed cognitiondistributed knowledgeemergent orderEpistemologyethicsimpartial spectatorinvisible handmirror neuronsphilosophical psychologyPhilosophy of mindpolitical economyPolitical philosophyPropriety and Prosperity: New Studies on the Philosophy of Adam Smithself-interestsituated cognitionsocial epistemologySpontaneous ordersympathy and benevolenceTheory of Moral SentimentsWealth of Nations