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eBook Life of Adam Smith: -1895 epub
  • ISBN: 1112206434
  • Author: John Rae
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Cornell University Library (July 8, 2009)
  • Pages: 482 pages
  • ePUB size: 1772 kb
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Original Table of Contents or First Page

Original Table of Contents or First Page.

Adam Smith FRSA (16 June 1723 – 17 July 1790) was a Scottish economist, philosopher and author as well as a moral philosopher, a pioneer of political economy and a key figure during the Scottish Enlightenment, also known as '. .

Smith wrote two classic works, The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759) and An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776)

This classic life of the economist Adam Smith, by British biographer JOHN RAE (1845-1915), has been the standard backgrounder on the author of The Wealth of Nations for more than a century

This classic life of the economist Adam Smith, by British biographer JOHN RAE (1845-1915), has been the standard backgrounder on the author of The Wealth of Nations for more than a century. First published in 1895 and astonishingly complex, this highly readable work explores all the influences on Smith's economic philosophies, from his early life in then-poor, hardscrabble Scotland to his university experiences to his life in London and friendship with Ben Franklin.

by. Rae, John, 1845-1915. Smith, Adam, 1723-1790. Book digitized by Google and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Addeddate.

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John Rae, Adam Smith. Later biographers have made few, if any, fresh contributions to the subject. London: Macmillan and Co. Pub. Date.

Download a free audio book for yourself today! . Birth and parentage, 1. Adam Smith senior, 1; his death and funeral, 3. Smith's mother, 4. Burgh School of Kirkcaldy, 5. Schoolmaster's drama, 6. School fellows, 6. Industries of Kirkcaldy, 7. Chapter II. Student at glasgow college.

Author: Rae, John, 1845-1915. Note: London: Macmillan and C. 1895. Subject: Smith, Adam, 1723-1790. Subject: Economists - Great Britain - Biography.

Adam Smith was a Scottish Philosopher and Political Economist. Read this biography to learn more about his childhood, profile, life and timeline. Birthday: June 16, 1723. Nationality: Scottish. Famous: Quotes By Adam Smith Economists. Although he was born in a small village, his oratory and writing skills were instantly recognised by his mother early on and she took every step to ensure he was given the best education possible. His mother became the most influential person in his life.

Friendship of Burke and Smith, 387.

You can also read the full text online using our ereader. Friendship of Burke and Smith, 387. Burke in Edinburgh, 388. Smith's prophecy of restoration of the Whigs to power, 389. With Burke in Glasgow, 390. Andrew Stuart, 391. Letter of Smith to J. Davidson, 392. Death of Smith's mother, 393.

Originally published in 1895. This volume from the Cornell University Library's print collections was scanned on an APT BookScan and converted to JPG 2000 format by Kirtas Technologies. All titles scanned cover to cover and pages may include marks notations and other marginalia present in the original volume.
Comments: (7)
"The Life of Adam Smith" by John Rae is a wonderful book which documents Smith's early studies in the arts and sciences. He lived during the period (1723 - 1790). Smith studied Latin, the classics and literature. He read deeply and studied in a number of languages.

Smith lectured in English literature and dabbled in poetry initially. As a professor at Glasgow, he taught classes in moral philosophy, logic, jurisprudence and politics. On a 1761 journey to London, he traveled with Lord Shelburne and convinced him of the efficacy of free trade. Smith published his now famous "The Wealth of Nations" in 1776 after a dozen years of effort.

Initially, he had some resistance in spots due to events like the French Revolution. The chaos of this period fueled fears of the sweeping changes he proposed. And so, his ideas took more time to blossom.

Various government officials used Smith's ideas in formulating and implementing policy. For instance, Lord North sought to increase revenues by using ideas put forward by Smith in "The Wealth of Nations". Smith was consulted on questions involving Ireland in free trade.

Smith opined on Shakespeare by saying "Hamlet is full of fine passages." He was in favor of having the United States develop free trade with both Canada and Nova Scotia. After a long illness, he died in 1790.

Overall, this book provides good background material on Smith's life, acquaintances and considerable influence on the culture of this tumultuous period of American and European history. Readers are introduced to Smith's associations with people like David Hume and others. The book contains a series of very interesting letters written by famous contemporaries.

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This is also an interesting book about the goings on in this era aside from an interesting biography. You can see the background Smith came from and get an idea of where his ideas developed from.

It's really too bad that people who have introduced to us modern folks, good principles to live our lives by, are ignored. Maybe it's because when we read about someone or something from another era, we don't see how it applies to our modern day lives.

But as usual, most of us don't get the picture,and soon forget the lesson and go about their business, wondering why things don't change. Santayana wasn't wrong, sorry to say.

Get this book and I think you'll get some good information on a brilliant mind.
As I read The Life of Adam Smith, having recently read his works The Wealth on Nations and The Theory of Moral Sentiments, I find it very interesting to learn of the people and circumstances that shaped his thinking.
Well...this is a classic from a Classic's writer life. Even if You haven't ready the "Theory of Moral Sentiments" and/or the "Wealth of Nations" (in whole) it is very interesting to dive, just a little, around the day-by-day context in which the core ideas from Adam Smith's were brewed.
The book was a window to eighteenth century Britain and Europe. The description of academic life and references to living conditions of common people in Scotland, England and France were interesting and educative.
Not in the same league as 'The Life of Adam Smith' by Ross, it is still a very easy and good read about the life and times of the incomparable Adam Smith. Some of the chapters seem very brief, especially those that deal with his two great works: 'Wealth of Nations' and 'Theory of Moral Sentiments.'

Well worth the buy!
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