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God and Nature

Athol Fitzgibbons

in Adam Smith's System of Liberty, Wealth, and Virtue

Published in print November 1997 | ISBN: 9780198292883
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596247 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198292880.003.0003
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Describes Smith's methodology, and considers how he combined his Stoic view of the world with his commitment to Newtonian science. Smith's concept of Nature was supposed to reconcile the two.

Keywords: astronomy; invisible hand; moral sentiments; nature; Newtonian science; stoic religion

Chapter.  7393 words. 

Subjects: History of Economic Thought

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