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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 we’re 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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This note was uploaded on 07/26/2009 for the course MMW 656386 taught by Professor Cassedy during the Summer '09 term at UCSD.
- Summer '09