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By G. Kennedy

This e-book offers the genuine Adam Smith and explores his underlying technique and radical considering, aiming to re-establish his unique intentions. The e-book offers a very important reminder of ways appropriate Adam Smith used to be in his personal time, and the way suitable he continues to be as we adventure the global unfold of opulence today.

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Water refreshes and puts out fire, again by the necessity of its own nature. Heavenly bodies descend – look at the sky at night – and the wind makes lighter substances fly upwards. No invocations of the whims of the gods were necessary to ‘explain’ the properties of fire, water, heavenly bodies or leaves. And, Smith notes, using the invisible hand to reinforce his assertion that primitive religion did not invoke the wrath of supernatural gods to explain everyday ordinary phenomena, ‘nor was the invisible hand of Jupiter [the Roman god] ever apprehended to be employed in these matters’ (EPS49).

Addison, W. L. 1901. Ross, I. S. 1995: 68, quoting a Balliol College manuscript; Rae, J. [1895] 1965: 9. Scott, W. R. 1937: 36, 137, 392; the ‘MA’ noted by Adam Smith’s name when he was a professor is his Oxford degree, not a Glasgow degree. Scott, W. R. 1937: 42. Mossner, E. C. [1954] 1980: 60–80. Scott, W. R. 1937: 40. McCulloch, J. R. 1855 [1828]. Scott, W. R. 1937: 35–6. : 42–5. Ross, I. S. 1995: 81, quoting Lenman, B. 1980: 271–5; Fry, M. 2006: 80–95. Letter of resignation, 4 February 1749, Bodleian Library, in Scott, W.

30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. Fry, M. 2006; Scott, P. H. 2007; Whatley, C. 2007; Watt, D. 2007. Scott, W. R. 1937: 4–6. Watt, D. 2007. Whatley, C. 2007. Scott, W. R. 1937: 18. Ross, I. S. 1995: 2–3. : 129. Bonar, J. [1894; 1932] 1966: 208. Ross, I. S. 1995: 129–33. Scott, W. R. 1937: 18; Note 1. Scott, W. R. 1937: 134. I am grateful to Nicholas Gruen for drawing my attention to this passage. Cf. Denis, A. 2005: 1–32; Evensky, J. 2005. Scott, W. R. 1937: 26; Ross, I. S.

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