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By I. McLean,G. Brown

Iain McLean reexamines the unconventional legacy of AdamSmith, arguing that Smith used to be an intensive 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 greatly egalitarian philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment. This ebook brings Smith into complete view, exhibiting 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 thought.

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