Adam Smith Program
Department of Economics · George Mason University

"Review of Johnson's 'Dictionary'", Letter on Literature, Preface to Hamilton

Reading Group

Start Time
Friday, 2 Apr 2021
End Time
Friday, 2 Apr 2021
Adam Smith Program

We read Smith's review of Samuel Johnson's Dictionary, his letter to the Edinburgh Review on his contemporary philosophical literature, and his Preface and Dedication to William Hamilton's Poems on Several Occasions. The material is published in Smith, Adam, Essays on Philosophical Subjects, ed. W.P.D. Wightman. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, pp. 232-262.