ADAM SMITH’S ENLIGHTENED WORLD

Commerce, morality, equality, the rule of law, and the role of government… Welcome to the world of Adam Smith.

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Speaking of Smith

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LUMOS! Learning Moral Sentiments with Harry Potter

Caroline Breashears for AdamSmithWorksJune 2, 2021

Facing Up To Oppression: Adam Smith and the Question of Reparations

Remy Debes for AdamSmithWorksSeptember 30, 2020

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An Animal That Trades

A five-part short video series on the life and contemporary relevance of Adam Smith.

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Virtual Reading Groups

AdamSmithWorks is pleased to offer Virtual Reading Groups designed to gather individuals interested in serious and civil discussion.

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Essays on Philosophical Subjects

Reflecting Adam Smith’s wide learning and varied interests, these essays shed considerable light on his place in the Scottish Enlightenment. Included are histories of astronomy, ancient logic, and ancient physics; essays on the “imitative” arts and the affinity between music, dancing, and poetry; and a critical review of Samuel Johnson’s famous Dictionary, which Smith originally published in the Edinburgh Review (1755–1756).

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Smith, Hume, Liberalism, and Esotericism

Papers for a special issue of Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.This collection includes fourteen papers (eleven focused on Smith, three on Hume) proposed for this special issue.Feedback on the papers was provided at a conference (November 2018) on early drafts by, among others, Dennis Rasmussen, Brandon Turner, Nelson Lund, Richard Boyd, Peter McNamara, Jerry Weinberger, and Arthur Melzer.Feedback welcome: Esoteric interpretation is an affair inherently uncertain and hazardous. Feedback will be much appreciated. Email addresses for each author are provided.