The Scottish Tradition in economics and the role of common sense in Adam Smith's thought

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This essay examines the notion of a 'Scottish Tradition' and the role of common sense in Adam Smith's thought. It is a contribution to the contemporary literature on the 'Scottish Approach ' and on the historical investigation of Adam Smith's intellectual background. It argues that a notion of common sense was behind Smith 's view of science and that it may provide an epistemological foundation for the Scottish Tradition. The essay attempts to show how the notion of common sense may be seen as a way of emphasising the role of reason and judgement in the conceptualisation of phenomena with pragmatic and aesthetic content.

Idioma originalAnglès
Pàgines (de-a)91-114
Nombre de pàgines24
RevistaReview of Political Economy
Volum14
Número1
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Estat de la publicacióPublicada - de gen. 2002
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