The Worldly Philosophers - The Wonderful World of Adam Smith Summary & Analysis

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The Wonderful World of Adam Smith Summary and Analysis

Adam Smith was on the faculty of the University of Glasgow and was one of the eighteenth century's foremost thinkers. A lecturer in the area of Moral Philosophy, Smith attracted people from all over the United Kingdom who came to listen to his lectures. Moral Philosophy included Natural Theology, Ethics, Jurisprudence and Political Economy. Natural Theology is concerned with finding some reason for the cosmos. There were basically two social classes in the England of this time; the upper class and the lower class. Anyone who was not in the upper class had to struggle to survive.

The Oxford educated thinker was born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland in 1723. When he was twenty-eight he assumed a chair at the University of Glasgow in Logic and then in Moral Philosophy. He was a bit...

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