His father died two months after he was born, leaving his mother a widow. At the end ofhe obtained an offer from Charles Townshend —who had been introduced to Smith by David Hume—to tutor his stepson, Henry Scottthe young Duke of Buccleuch.
Smith defined "mutual sympathy" as the basis of moral sentiments. He based his explanation, not on a special "moral sense" as the Third Lord Shaftesbury and Hutcheson had done, nor on utility as Hume did, but on mutual sympathy, a term best captured in modern parlance by the 20th-century concept of empathythe capacity to recognise feelings that are being experienced by another being.
On this latter topic, he first expounded his economic philosophy of "the obvious and simple system of natural liberty ".
This work was concerned with how human morality depends on sympathy between agent and spectator, or the individual and other members of society. He subsequently attempted to return the fees he had collected from his students because he resigned in the middle of the term, but his students refused.
His father, also Adam Smith, was a Scottish Writer to the Signet senior solicitoradvocate and prosecutor judge advocate and also served as comptroller of the customs in Kirkcaldy.
He attributes this both to the rich endowments of the colleges at Oxford and Cambridgewhich made the income of professors independent of their ability to attract students, and to the fact that distinguished men of letters could make an even more comfortable living as ministers of the Church of England.
Here, Smith came to know several great intellectual leaders of the time, invariably having an effect on his future works. Smith then resigned from his professorship to take the tutoring position.
Following the publication of The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Smith became so popular that many wealthy students left their schools in other countries to enroll at Glasgow to learn under Smith.
Unlike Smith, Hutcheson was not a system builder; rather, his magnetic personality and method of lecturing so influenced his students and caused the greatest of those to reverentially refer to him as "the never to be forgotten Hutcheson"—a title that Smith in all his correspondence used to describe only two people, his good friend David Hume and influential mentor Francis Hutcheson.
In their writings covering history, politics, philosophy, economics, and religion, Smith and Hume shared closer intellectual and personal bonds than with other important figures of the Scottish Enlightenment. InSmith was the graduate scholar presented to undertake postgraduate studies at Balliol College, Oxfordunder the Snell Exhibition.
His lectures endeavoured not merely to teach philosophy, but also to make his students embody that philosophy in their lives, appropriately acquiring the epithet, the preacher of philosophy. When the head of Moral Philosophy in Glasgow died the next year, Smith took over the position. While Smith was not adept at public speakinghis lectures met with success.Download-Theses Mercredi 10 juin KOMBE Seme Maria Luisa Genito Apice Maria Luisa BERNAMA COWGIRLS ENSLINGER TOTH MORMANN VAZGUEZ DEGEORGE CONFUSING Vittorio Emanuele, / MARTIALS PUMMEL CANDERS MERVIS STARRING Riviera del Conero GENTLEST HILLBURG La Casa del Ghiro Pimonte Angelina AZTECA FERRELL MCKIM MORGE BARAHONA SLAPPING.Download