Adam Smith

Adam Smith Adam Smith ( 1723 – 17 July 1790) was a Scottish economist, philosopher and author as well as a moral philosopher, a pioneer of political economy and a key figure during the Scottish Enlightenment, also known as ''The Father of Economics'' or ''The Father of Capitalism''. Smith 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, Adam 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 Tory writers such as Horace Walpole. In 2005, ''The Wealth of Nations'' was named among the 100 best Scottish books of all time. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Smith, Adam
Published 1795
printed for T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies (successors to Mr. Cadell) in the Strand; and W. Creech, Edinburgh
Subjects: '; ...Smith, Adam / 1723-1790...

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by Smith, Adam
Published 1789
printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell, in the Strand

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by Smith, Adam
Published 1788
et se trouve à Paris, chez Pierre J. Duplain, Libraire, Cour du Commerce, rue de l'ancienne Comédie Françoise

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by Smith, Adam
Published 1781
printed for W. Strahan, J. and F. Rivington, T. Longman; and T. Cadell in the Strand; and W. Creech at Edinburgh

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by Smith, Adam
Published 1793
printed by William Porter, for G. Burnet, L. White, W. Wilson, P. Byrne, W. McKenzie, J. Moore, and W. Jones

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by Smith, Adam
Published 1784
printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, in the Strand

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by Smith, Adam
Published 1774
printed for W. Strahan, J. & F. Rivington, W. Johnston, T. Longman; and T. Cadell in the Strand; and W. Creech at Edinburgh

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by Smith, Adam
Published 1797
printed by Benjamin Flower: for J. Deighton, and J. Nicholson; also for G.G. and J. Robinson, W.H. Lunn, and T. Conder, London; and J. March, Norwich

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by Smith, Adam
Published 1793
printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell, in the Strand

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by Smith, Adam
Published 1796
printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies (successors to Mr. Cadell) in the Strand

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by Smith, Adam
Published 1776
printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, in the Strand

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by Smith, Adam
Published 1786
printed for A. Strahan, and T. Cadell, in the Strand

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by Smith, Adam
Published 1797
printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies (successors to Mr. Cadell) in the Strand; and W. Creech, and J. Bell & Co. at Edinburgh

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by Smith, Adam
Published 1796
Printed by Thomas Dobson, at the stone house, no. 41, S. Second Street

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by Smith, Adam
Published 1777
Printed for J. Beatty and C. Jackson, No. 32, Skinner-Row

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by Smith, Adam
Published 1799
printed for the editor of the Collection of English Classics, sold by James Decker Printer and Bookseller

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by Smith, Adam
Published 1795
printed for Messrs. Wogan, Byrne, J. Moore, Colbert, Rice W. Jones, Porter, and Folingsby
Subjects: '; ...Smith, Adam / 1723-1790...

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by Smith, Adam
Published 1761
printed for A. Millar, in the Strand; and A. Kincaid and J. Bell, in Edinburgh

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by Smith, Adam
Published 1790
printed for A. Strahan; and A. Cadell in the Strand; and W. Creech, and J. Bell & Co. at Edinburgh