Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life

Author(s): Nicholas Phillipson

Biography & Memoir

Adam Smith is celebrated all over the world as the author of The Wealth of Nations and the founder of modern economics. A few of his ideas - such as the 'Invisible Hand' of the market - have become icons of the modern world. This is a biography of Adam Smith.

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Phillipson has produced a remarkable and often brilliant intellectual biography ... stuffed with acute philosophical observations ... [His] exposition of Smith's "enlightened life" could scarcely be bettered -- Oliver Kamm The Times

Nicholas Phillipson is Honorary Research Fellow in History at Edinburgh, where he has taught since 1965. He has held visiting appointments at Princeton, Yale, Tulsa, the Folger Library, Washington DC and the Ludwigs-Maximilian Universitat, Munich. He is co-director of a three-year Leverhulme-funded project on the Science of Man in Scotland. He was an associate editor of the New Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, a founder editor of the journal Modern Intellectual History, published by the Cambridge University Press, and is a past president of the Eighteenth Century Scottish Studies Society.

General Fields

  • : 9780140287288
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : 0.293
  • : May 2011
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 22mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2011
  • : books

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  • : 1
  • : Paperback
  • : Nicholas Phillipson