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Adam Smith and Founding of Capitalism

John Ridpath

Presented at: CC 1988

Date: Jul 30, 1988

A full defense of capitalism involves both an explanation of its practical workings and a philosophical defense of its appropriateness for man. Adam Smith is rightly regarded as one of capitalism's great defenders because of his explanation of the way freedom produces practical success. This lecture, however, will focus on Adam Smith's philosophical views in order to see whether his views on reality, man, and morality are consistent with the philosophical basis of a free society.

philosophy of economics

Parts: 1

Handout: none


  • CD, 2007 (En) - 85 mins - 2 CD set