TITLE

TOLAND AND ADAM SMITH'S POSTHUMOUS WORK

AUTHOR(S)
Schliesser, Eric
PUB. DATE
June 2014
SOURCE
Diametros: An Online Journal of Philosophy;2014, Issue 40, p115
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this paper I offer a speculative answer to the question why Adam Smith, who burned nearly all of his papers, arranged for posthumous publication for a number of his essays. I rely on a number of hints in those essays and put them in the context of eighteenth century natural philosophy. I argue that those hints trace back to John Toland and Spinozism.
ACCESSION #
97069928

 

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