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In the Western world the voices calling for a secular society have grown ever louder over the last three centuries. In addition to these normative advocates, various soc [...]
2003 | Working or Discussion Paper |
The conventional interpretation of Adam Smith is that he is a prophet of commercialism. The liberal capitalist reading of Smith is consistent with the view that history c [...]
2003 | Working or Discussion Paper |
Lisa Hill has recently provided a new assessment of Adam Smith which attempts to reveal the 'hidden' theology which underpins his providential or 'optimistic' system of t [...]
2004 | Working or Discussion Paper |
In recent times a "new, optimistic, theistic view" of Adam Smith has arisen, challenging the old view of Smith as a follower of the secular David Hume. In the "new view," [...]
2004 | Working or Discussion Paper |
Adam Smith's four-stage theory provides the framework for his writings on history. The fourth stage is the commercial epoch; the culmination of history in this stage is a [...]
2003 | Working or Discussion Paper |
Adam Smith is generally viewed as a great optimist about commerce and commercialism. Consistent with this assessment is the conventional view that Smith believed in prog [...]
2003 | Working or Discussion Paper |
In a recent article in the History of Economics Review, Richard Kleer discussed the role of teleology in Adam Smith’s economic work. Kleer has been at the forefront in [...]
2004 | Working or Discussion Paper |
The paper will discuss some aspects of the context in which Smith wrote and its relevance for understanding Smith's fundamental assumptions. By fundamental assumptions, I [...]
2004 | Working or Discussion Paper |
The paper will discuss the theological foundation to Smith's writings. Teleology, final causes and divine design were initially seen as central to understanding Smith's w [...]
2004 | Working or Discussion Paper |
There are two competing approaches sustainability in agriculture. One stresses a strict economic approach in which market forces should be allowed to guide the activities [...]
2005 | Working or Discussion Paper |