Adam Smith and the System of Natural Liberty


Seminar version of ECON312. The writings of Adam Smith, including close readings of The Wealth of Nations and The Theory of Moral Sentiments, and selections from Mandeville, Hutcheson, Hume, Quesnay, Turgot, and Bentham. Focus on eighteenth-century views on the nature of society and the origins of prosperity, the luxury debate, and links between natural philosophy (including medical thought), and moral philosophy. ECON311 desirable prior to taking this course. Pre-requisites: ECON201D. One course. 

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