By G. Kennedy
During this available e-book, Gavin Kennedy takes a clean examine Adam Smith's ethical philosophy and its hyperlinks to his political economic climate and his lectures on jurisprudence. The booklet presents a brand new research of Wealth of countries, and argues that Adam Smith's highbrow legacy used to be coopted within the 19th and 20th centuries via economists pursuing agendas that Smith didn't recommend. It additionally offers a brand new reason for the most mysteries approximately Smith's later existence.
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Smith’s distinctive ‘English’ accent marked him out. 7 Impeccably well mannered and polite, in public he espoused no controversial views on religion. These attributes added greatly to his suitability to mix with and call upon influential persons in Fife and Edinburgh. He passed the social tests set for him, and among these was the social one of a suitable romantic courtship. Unfortunately, though smitten, nothing came of it and Smith and ‘the lady from Fife’ died unmarried, but, whether from unrequited love or from other incompatibilities, we do not know.
An extremely unsettled Smith grew less and less comfortable with his ‘solemn promise’. By confiscating Hume’s book, the College authorities disrupted his philosophical studies and challenged his vocation. Did his inability to see a way out of these happenings cause him, in tumult and disorder, to experience at first hand that ‘confusion and giddiness’ leading to the ‘lunacy and distraction’ discussed in his Philosophical Enquiries? 18 Bad Days at Balliol 19 Were his memories of Oxford vivid enough years later for him to paint suicide in the sombre, and highly personal, colour of his discourse in Moral Sentiments?
A copy of David Hume’s Treatise of Human Nature. Their ire inflamed, they declared that it was wholly inappropriate for a candidate for ordination even to possess such a dreadful book, let alone for him to read it. 1 We can only guess at the effect on him of this ill-considered censorship. Galileo’s analogous treatment by the cardinals would not have been lost on Smith. Brought up in a Protestant Church, and in a country still embroiled in religious controversies with Rome, and with occasional unsettling disturbances over a deposed Catholic King, censorship was a bitter humiliation.
Adam Smith's Lost Legacy by G. Kennedy