Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/149733
Authors: 
Paganelli, Maria Pia
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
CHOPE Working Paper 2015-06
Abstract: 
Recent literature on Adam Smith and other 18th-century Scottish thinkers shows an engaged conversation between the Scots and today's scholars in the sciences that deal with humans—social sciences, humanities, as well as neuroscience and evolutionary psychology. We share with the 18th-century Scots preoccupations about understanding human beings, human nature, sociability, moral development, our ability to understand nature and its possible creator, and about the possibilities to use our knowledge to improve our surrounding and standards of living. As our disciplines evolve, the studies of Smith and Scottish Enlightenment evolve with them. Smith and the Scots remain our interlocutors.
Subjects: 
adam smith
david hume
scottish enlightenment
recent literature
JEL: 
A1
A12
A13
A14
B1
B3
B30
B31
B4
B40
B41
C9
C90
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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