M. A. Stewart's scientific contributions

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This volume offers an engaging portrait of Smith through over four hundred letters; also included are appendixes with Smith's thoughts on the "Contest with America" and a collection of letters from Jeremy Bentham.


... The time Davies devoted to the arguments that the age we live in may be little more than a temporary blip in the long arc of human history was exceedingly fascinating, and will likely raise not a few points of concern for those who celebrate the changes brought about by modernity. As one of the most famous Enlightenment figures wrote, "there is a great deal of ruin in a nation" (Mossner and Ross 1987). With any luck, we will not find out what the limits of that ruin truly are. ...