Adam Smith and His Context: The Scottish Enlightenment
Hugo E. A. da Gama Cerqueira
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - Cedeplar
Cedeplar Working Paper No. 263
This essay argues that Adam Smith's thought should be interpreted within the intellectual context of the Scottish enlightenment. It discusses the origins and the specific nature of the enlightenment in Scotland in order to highlight the differences between the social theory of the Scottish literati and the dominant approach to economics.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 25
Keywords: Adam Smith, Scottish enlightenment, political economy
JEL Classification: B30, A13working papers series
Date posted: August 31, 2005
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