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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The Smith Questionnaire Watch as we subject some of our favorite scholars to some silly questions about Smith.
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Of the Propriety of Action
The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Smith’s first and in his own mind most important work, outlines his view of proper conduct and the institutions and sentiments that make men virtuous. He develops his doctrine of the impartial spectator, whose hypothetical disinterested judgment we use to distinguish right from wrong in any given situation.
The ASW Scholars’ Portal is an online work-and-gathering space for Smith scholars. Its features include:
- ability to upload working papers for comment, and to comment on others' papers
- online open-discussion forum
- ability to create and contribute to collaborative documents such as reading lists, annotated bibliographies, and a "Smithopaedia"