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Life and times

Christopher J. Berry

in Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction

Published in print October 2018 | ISBN: 9780198784456
Published online October 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780191826962 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/actrade/9780198784456.003.0001

Series: Very Short Introductions

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There is more to Adam Smith than The Wealth of Nations, a book on the workings of the economy. He wrote an important treatise on moral philosophy, published an exceptionally well-informed history of astronomy, and was an author who cared about literary style and how to communicate both orally and in print. ‘Life and times’ provides a biographical outline from his birth in Kirkcaldy in 1723 to his student years at Glasgow University and Balliol College, Oxford, and his return to Glasgow University as the Professor of Logic in 1751. It also describes the sort of society in which Smith lived, with the backdrop of the 1707 Treaty of the Union and the Scottish Enlightenment.

Keywords: competition; economics; The Enlightenment; government; infrastructure; market; Adam Smith; Voltaire

Chapter.  4340 words. 

Subjects: Economics ; History of Economic Thought ; Biographical Studies

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