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Quotation of the Day…
Posted By Don Boudreaux On January 3, 2013 @ 7:22 am In Adam Smith,Complexity & Emergence,Hubris and humility | Comments Disabled
… is from page 69 of Nicholas Phillipson’s 2010 biography of Adam Smith, Adam Smith ; here, Phillipson is describing the philosophy of David Hume – a philosophy that Smith built upon and advanced:
It was a theory that was built on the belief that the progress of society depended on the efforts of individuals to better their lot, rather than on radical exercises in political engineering.
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