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Adam Smith’s contribution to economics is well-recognised yet lately students were exploring anew the multidisciplinary nature of his works. The Adam Smith evaluation is a refereed annual assessment that gives a different discussion board for interdisciplinary debate on all points of his Adam Smith’s works, his position in historical past, and the importance of his writings for the fashionable global. it's geared toward facilitating debate among students operating around the humanities and social sciences, therefore emulating the transdisciplinary achieve of the Enlightenment global which Smith helped to form. The fourth quantity of the sequence includes contributions shape a multidisciplinary variety of experts, together with, Henry C. Clark, Douglas J. Den Uyl, Ryan Patrick Hanley, Neven B. Leddy, David M. Levy and Sandra J. Peart, Robert Mankin, Leonidas Montes, James R. Otteson, Andrew S. Skinner, and Gloria Vivenza, who speak about: the assets and impacts of Smith’s paintings within the classics, the Scottish Enlightenment and eighteenth-century France the Glasgow version of Smith’s Works and the Wealth of countries
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Yet Adam Smith possessed also a serious command of Greek. The writer Henry Mackenzie, to whom Walter Scott referred as the ‘Scottish Addison’, is reported to have compared Smith with Dr. Johnson. The former was ‘an exception’ in terms of character and knowledge, and the latter ‘only knew one language well, the Latin’ (Clayden 1887: 166–7). A simple look into Smith’s impressive collection of classical works in his library (Mizuta 1967), his repeated emphasis on the study of the Greek language in his letters regarding the education of Viscount Fitzmaurice (cf.
21) Complete indifference in the form of apathy for Smith is against the ‘plan and system’ of nature: By the perfect apathy which it prescribes to us, by endeavouring, not merely to moderate, but to eradicate all our private, partial, and selﬁsh affections, by suffering us to feel for whatever can befall ourselves, our friends, our country, not even the sympathetic and reduced passions of the impartial spectator, it endeavours to render us altogether indifferent and unconcerned in the success or miscarriage of every thing which Nature has prescribed to us as the proper business and occupation of our lives.
1 The book Smith cites was published for the ﬁrst time in 1714; he possessed a 1734 edition, also in Latin, to which Burman added another early work previously published separately, four years after the Vectigalia: a brief tract of a philological–numismatic character, a totally different subject area. The full title of the 1734 edition was thus: Petri Burmanni De vectigalibus populi romani, et Zeus kataibates sive Jupiter Fulgurator in Cyrrhestarum nummis (Leidae, Wishoff). Here we will deal with the second essay, since Smith is very likely to have read it, and may perhaps have derived some ideas about its protagonist, Jupiter.