Toland and Adam Smith’s Posthumous Work
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In this paper I offer a speculative answer to the question why Adam Smith, who burned nearly all of his papers, arranged for posthumous publication for a number of his essays. I rely on a number of hints in those essays and put them in the context of eighteenth century natural philosophy. I argue that those hints trace back to John Toland and Spinozism.
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- Cicero  – Cicero, The Nature of the Gods, transl. by P.G. Walsh, Oxford University Press, Oxford 1978.
- Dean  – D.R. Dean, James Hutton and the history of geology, Cornell University Press, Ithaca NY 1992.
- Hanley  – R. Hanley, “Smith and Virtue,” [in:] Oxford Handbook of Adam Smith, Ch. Berry, M. Paganelli, and C. Smith (eds), Oxford University Press, Oxford 2013.
- Hutton  – J. Hutton, Theory of the Earth: With Proofs and Illustrations, vol. 1, available at: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/12861.
- Kennedy  – G. Kennedy, “Adam Smith on Religion,” [in:] Oxford Handbook of Adam Smith, Ch. Berry, M. Paganelli, and C. Smith (eds), Oxford University Press, Oxford 2013.
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- Smith [1982b] – A. Smith, “Essays on Philosophical Subjects,” [in:] The Glasgow Edition of the Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith, Vol. III, W.P.D. Wightman and J.C. Bryce (eds.), Liberty Fund, Indianapolis 1982.
- Smith  – A. Smith, “An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations,” [in:] The Glasgow Edition of the Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith. Vol. II, R.H. Campbell, A.S. Skinner, and W.B. Todd (eds), Liberty Fund, Indianapolis 1984.
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- Toland [1704/2013] – J. Toland, Letters to Serena, Bernard Lintot, London 1704, available at books.google / ed. by I. Laesk, Four Courts Press, Dublin 2013.
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