Adam Smith and American Academic Moral Philosophers and Philosophy in the Age of Enlightenment and Revolution

  • Roger J. Fechner


It is now a commonplace in the study of the Scottish-American Enlightenment to note that the two greatest intellectual contributions of 1776 were Adam Smith’s An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nation, and Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence, the former proclaiming economic freedom and the latter political freedom in the broad sense. Indeed, the two works were closely related, not simply because they were published in the same year, but, much more significantly, because they symbolize the powerful intellectual relationship between Scotland and America in the Age of Enlightenment and Revolution.


Moral Philosophy Economic Freedom Political Thought Moral Sentiment American Revolution 
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