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About the Author: Nicholas Phillipson

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10 thoughts on “Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life

  1. says:

    A really good read, this is well written, deeply informed, and often surprising intellectual biography of the world s first great free marketer Phillipson argues Smith can best be understood as part of a team with his close friend David Hume that sought to create not a science of economics, but a science


  2. says:

    After just re reading How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness and before diving into Smith s The Theory of Moral Sentiments, this was a very helpful intellectual biography of Smith Thanks to Amy W for the recommendation After just re reading How Adam Smith Can Change


  3. says:

    Clearly this was written with a specialist in mind, consciously or unconsciously There are a lot of things that Phillipson seems to assume you know which I don t think a regular educated non philosophy major reader would know Some examples He mentionsthan once that Smith was influenced philosophically by Euclidean geomet


  4. says:

    Although I must admit that I lack just too much knowledge about Adam s Smith life, and his other mayor work, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, I did get the impression of understanding a little bitabout Adam Smith s life and ideas I cannot deny that this book had a lot of research, but, at times, it seems that it may had not been


  5. says:

    Though his name looms large as the founder of modern economic theory, Adam Smith himself is in many ways a mysterious and unknowable figure Faced with the challenge of writing a biography of a man who left only a little correspondence and only two books, Nicholas Phillipson provides a broader portrait of Adam Smith s intellectual world


  6. says:

    I have to say that not only is this one of the better biographies that I have read and one of the few books that I couldn t put down It is well written and obviously well researched Though the biography itself is only 284 pages long if you ignore the notes and sources, bibliography and index I was left with the impression that I knew everything


  7. says:

    A masterful and extensively researched book which acts as a great introduction to literature of the enlightenment Some have accused the book of being overtly esoteric and thus, inaccesible to those who are not schooled in the Age of Enlightenment or general 18th century philosophy For my part, I would propound that it is, rather than esoteric, intellig


  8. says:

    This was a fine, contextualizing biography I agree with the author that Adam Smith s life and works cannot be understood except in the milieu of the Scottish Enlightenment and Epictetian stoical philosophy Adam Smith was not promoting the intrinsic value of selfish competition, but was instead writing a prescription for enlightened rulers to mold the forces of


  9. says:

    ADAM SMITH is not exactly a biographer s dream An intensely private man, he seemed to go out of his way to leave no trail for future chroniclers His correspondence is dry and workmanlike, with few personal details or revealing moments He made sure his private notes and unpublished works in progress were burned before his death Having lived unmarried with his mother fo


  10. says:

    There is not much surviving data on Smith s personal life, particularly his early life, so this author decided to focus on what is known about his environment in Scotland and those that did or may have taught him Smith was a philosopher and educated man who also wrote a major work that is used in economics However, there are about 200 pages that precede the Wealth of Nations


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