Adam Smith

The posthumous {{circa|1800}} Muir portrait at the [[Scottish National Gallery]] Adam Smith (baptized 1723 – 17 July 1790) was a Scottish|name=note|group=}} economist and philosopher who was a pioneer of political economy and key figure during the Scottish Enlightenment. Also known as "The Father of Economics" or "The Father of Capitalism", he wrote two classic works, ''The Theory of Moral Sentiments'' (1759) and ''An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations'' (1776). The latter, often abbreviated as ''The Wealth of Nations'', is considered his ''magnum opus'' and the first modern work of economics. In his work, Smith introduced his theory of absolute advantage.

Smith studied social philosophy at the University of Glasgow and at Balliol College, Oxford, where he was one of the first students to benefit from scholarships set up by fellow Scot John Snell. After graduating, he delivered a successful series of public lectures at the University of Edinburgh, leading him to collaborate with David Hume during the Scottish Enlightenment. Smith obtained a professorship at Glasgow, teaching moral philosophy and during this time, wrote and published ''The Theory of Moral Sentiments''. In his later life, he took a tutoring position that allowed him to travel throughout Europe, where he met other intellectual leaders of his day.

Smith laid the foundations of classical free market economic theory. ''The Wealth of Nations'' was a precursor to the modern academic discipline of economics. In this and other works, he developed the concept of division of labour and expounded upon how rational self-interest and competition can lead to economic prosperity. Smith was controversial in his own day and his general approach and writing style were often satirised by writers such as Horace Walpole. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Smith, Adam
Published 1792
printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell in the Strand; and W. Creech, and J. Bell & Co. at Edinburgh

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by Smith, Adam
Published 1767
printed for A. Millar, A. Kincaid and J. Bell in Edinburgh; and sold by T. Cadell in the Strand

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by Smith, Adam
Published 1776
[printed for Messrs. Whitestone, Chamberlaine, W. Watson, Potts, S. Watson [and 15 others in Dublin]

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by Smith, Adam
Published 1791
printed [by J. J. Tourneisen] for J. J. Tourneisen; and J. L. Legrand

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by Smith, Adam
Published 1900
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by Smith, Adam
Published 1834
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by Smith, Adam
Published 1835
C. Knight
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by Smith, Adam
Published 1843
C. Knight
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by Smith, Adam
Published 1848
G. Clark
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by Smith, Adam
Published 1829
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by Smith, Adam
Published 1846
T. Nelson

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by Smith, Adam
Published 1846
O. Wigand

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by Smith, Adam
Published 1836
Printed for P. Brown and T. Nelson
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by Smith, Adam
Published 1835
C. Knight
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by Smith, Adam
Published 1843
Guillaumin

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by Smith, Adam
Published 1836
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by Smith, Adam
Published 1799
Printed for the editor of the Collection of English Classics
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by Smith, Adam
Published 1800
Laran

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by Smith, Adam
Published 1791
In der Gräffschen Buchhandlung

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by Smith, Adam
Published 1791
In der Gräffschen Buchhandlung