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By I. McLean, G. Brown

Iain McLean reexamines the novel legacy of AdamSmith, arguing that Smith used to be a thorough egalitarian and that his paintings supported all 3 of the slogans of the French Revolution: liberty, equality, and fraternity. McLean means that Smith's the idea of ethical Sentiments , released in 1759, crystallized the significantly egalitarian philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment. This ebook brings Smith into complete view, displaying how a lot of recent economics and political technology is in Smith. the writer locates Smith's background firmly in the context of the Enlightenment, whereas addressing the overseas hyperlinks among American, French, and Scottish histories of political idea.

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6. The dank alleyway which is Fleshmarket Close, north of the High Street, still gives a vivid impression of what the shambles must have been like. 7. Alexander (Jupiter) Carlyle and his Victorian editor offer two variant anecdotes. In one, Hume paid a workman to paint ‘St. David Street’ on the empty street nameboard and the name stuck. In the other, Hume tells a scandalised servant who has seen the nameplate that ‘many better men than me have been saints’. It would be nice if at least one of these stories were true.

In the other, Hume tells a scandalised servant who has seen the nameplate that ‘many better men than me have been saints’. It would be nice if at least one of these stories were true. Carlyle [1860] 1990, pp. 289–90. 8. But surviving drafts show that he probably wrote out his lecture notes in full. 9. ‘If the people want to be deceived, let them be deceived’. Viner is commenting on the claim that Smith took drafts of WN to Benjamin Franklin, Richard Price and others, and amended them in the light of their comments.

Episcopalian in a British context I treat as synonymous with Anglican: describing the Church of England, with a hierarchical structure including bishops (episcopoi – overseers – in Greek) and with the monarch of England/Britain/the United Kingdom as its supreme governor. Erastianism is the principle of support for a church whose supreme governor is head of state. Therefore all Anglican churches are Erastian (although not all Erastian churches are Anglican). Presbyterian churches, including the Church of Scotland established in 1690 and all the churches that seceded from it thereafter, are those with a Presbyterian form of government: that is, government by ministers and elders with formally equal status, and without bishops.

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