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- Taught by Francis Hutcheson
- Used Hutchson’s Philosophiae moralis institutio compendiara, ethicis & jurisprudentiae naturalis elementa continuen as his textbook when covering for the ill Thomas Craigie in 1751 (Ross, Life of Adam Smith 112*)
- Professor of moral philosophy at Glasgow, 1752-1764
- Letter from A Smith, Edinburgh, 5 Sept 1751, to Dr William Cullen: ‘You mention natural jurisprudence & politics as parts of his lecture which it would be most agreeable for me to take upon…’ University of Glagsow, Special Collections MS Cullen 1157
- Followed Hutcheson‘s curriculum (Cairns, ‘Ethics’ 166*)
- Ethics course published as The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759) (Cairns, ‘Ethics’ 166*)
- Course on political regulation published as The Wealth of Nations (1776) (Cairns, ‘Ethics’ 166*)
Publications, Manuscripts and other Resources
- ‘Juris Prudence or Notes from the Lectures on Justice, Police, Revenue, and Arms delivered in the University of Glasgow by Adam Smith, Professor of Moral Philosophy. MDCCLXVI '(Manuscript fair copy of notes taken by an unidentified student in 1763) University of Glasgow, Special Collections MS Gen 109
- A Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments (London and Edinburgh, 1759).
- A Smith, Lectures On Jurisprudence, ed RL Meek, DD Raphael and PG Stein, vol. V of the Glasgow Edition of the Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1982). [contains two reports dated 1762-63 and 1766 of Smith’s lectures on jurisprudence at Glasgow University].
Brief Adam Smith biography at Northern Lights: The Scottish Enlightenment.
*For references, see the Site Bibliography.