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The paper will discuss the theological foundation to Smith's writings. Teleology, final causes and divine design were initially seen as central to understanding Smith's w [...]
2004 | Working or Discussion Paper |
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In recent times a "new, optimistic, theistic view" of Adam Smith has arisen, challenging the old view of Smith as a follower of the secular David Hume. In the "new view," [...]
2004 | Working or Discussion Paper |
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Adam Smith is generally viewed as a great optimist about commerce and commercialism. Consistent with this assessment is the conventional view that Smith believed in prog [...]
2003 | Working or Discussion Paper |
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John Locke was a seminal figure in political philosophy and political economy and this year marks the tercentenary of his death. The paper focuses on the classical libera [...]
2004 | Working or Discussion Paper |
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Logical Positivism, which arose in philosophy early in the twentieth century, proclaimed the sharp distinction between facts and values. Despite objections at the time, p [...]
2005 | Working or Discussion Paper |
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In a recent article in the History of Economics Review, Richard Kleer discussed the role of teleology in Adam Smith’s economic work. Kleer has been at the forefront in [...]
2004 | Working or Discussion Paper |
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Adam Smith's four-stage theory provides the framework for his writings on history. The fourth stage is the commercial epoch; the culmination of history in this stage is a [...]
2003 | Working or Discussion Paper |
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In the Western world the voices calling for a secular society have grown ever louder over the last three centuries. In addition to these normative advocates, various soc [...]
2003 | Working or Discussion Paper |
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The conventional interpretation of Adam Smith is that he i