February 29, 2008

Gavin Kennedy on Smith’s strategic use of ‘Providence’

Filed under: Economics, History — duncan @ 6:29 pm

Gavin Kennedy, of Adam Smith’s Lost Legacy, has put up a couple of posts responding to my post last year on the ‘invisible hand’.  Since Kennedy is a Smith scholar who knows almost everything there is to know about Smith’s work, and I’m incredibly not, I don’t have much in the way of response.  If you’re interested, however, his posts can be found here and here.  Also of interest is this related post, in which Kennedy connects Smith’s invocation of Providence to the political pressures of his time.  Perhaps I’ll return to this when I know what I’m talking about.

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