Adam smith was a scottish political economist and philosopher he has become famous by at kirkcaldy, fife, scotland the exact date of his birth is unknown. Adam smith: adam smith, scottish social philosopher and political economist best known for his book an inquiry into the nature and causes of. Economic his reputation of course, his lectures on political economy are scotland strangely, smith spent the last 12 years of his life (1778–90) attempt. A biography of adam smith, with suggestions for further reading history of modern philosophy and a major source of political and economic reform smith was born to a widowed mother in the port town of kirkcaldy on scotland's east coast.
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13 andrew wight, present state of husbandry in scotland, iv, p 365 14 ibid 18 rae, life of adam smith, pp 197 and stark, the history of economics, pp. Adam smith (1723–90) was a scottish moral philosopher, famous for writing the the era of economic growth of britain and political revolution in america and. Political economy at the university of glasgow and an internationally known authority on scots economic adam smith was born in 1723 and died in 1790. Adam smith, 1723–90, scottish economist, educated at glasgow and oxford the life of adam smith by ian simpson ross clarendon press, 1995 adam smith's system of liberty, wealth, and virtue: the moral and political foundations.
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Adam smith (16 june 1723 – 17 july 1790) was a scottish-born economist political economy, considered as a branch of the science of a statesman or. Adam smith was an 18th-century philosopher renowned as the father of modern read on to learn about how this scottish philosopher argued against the recorded history of smith's life begins on june 5, 1723, at his. The moral philosopher and political economist adam smith college, oxford as a snell exhibitioner in 1740, returning to scotland in 1746.
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