Biographies

Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life

Nicholas Phillipson

About the Program

Nicholas Philipson, honorary research fellow in history at the University of Edinburgh, presents a biography of philosopher Adam Smith (1723-1790).  The author examines Smith's philosophical and economic thinking and explores his best known work, The Wealth of Nations, which popularized the notion of the "invisible hand" of the market and shaped modern economics.  Nicholas Philipson is joined in conversation by James Otteson, philosophy and economics professor, Yeshiva University at the Cato Institute in Washington, DC.

About the Authors

Nicholas Phillipson

Nicholas Philipson is an honorary research fellow in history at the University of Edinburgh.  He is the founding editor of the journal, Modern Intellectual History and is a former co-director of the Science of Man in Scotland project.


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Past Airings

  • Monday, April 11th at 6:30am (ET)
  • Saturday, March 5th at 12:30pm (ET)
  • Monday, February 28th at 6:30am (ET)
  • Sunday, February 27th at 3pm (ET)
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