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Unformatted text preview: //ADAM SMI T H// W.7.1.09 Adam Smith (1723-1790) o The Age of Enlightenment: Broad shift from powers that are divine and heavenly (God, Holy Scripture) to that to conditions that are worldly and human (Science). o Adam Smith was one of the very first people to approach in that spirit (money, trade, production). o He wrote the book: Wealth of Nations (1776). o As in the case of the Social Contract theorist, applying the new outlook and methods: Secular , preferable empirical Adam Smith turned over to political economy Began with a set of perform pasturage His Theory of History o Four natural stages of development , each based on a mode of subsistence 1. Hunting 2. Pasturage For him, when were looking out at the world (in 1776), refined 3. Farming 4. Commerce The modern system, represents an advanced earlier way of oppression The means of transportation was controlled withoth monarchs If the monarchs were ruled.??...
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- Summer '09