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A System of Social Science: Papers Relating to Adam Smith

Andrew Stewart Skinner


The second edition of this guide to Adam Smith's system of thought has been fully updated to reflect recent developments in Smith scholarship and the author's experience of teaching Smith to a student audience. The material from the first edition has been extensively rewritten, and four new chapters have been added, covering Smith's essays on the exercise of human understanding, and his relationship to Francis Hutcheson, David Hume, and Sir James Steuart. The book places Smith's system of social, and moral, science firmly within the context of contemporary British and Continental intellectual ... More

Keywords: Adam Smith, human understanding, Francis Hutcheson, David Hume, Sir James Steuart, Scottish Enlightenment, French Physiocrats, political economy, economic history, eighteenth century

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198233343
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198233343.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Stewart Skinner, author
University of Glasgow