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Adam Smith Assembly His Visit to the Future Hello For those of you who do not know me I am Adam Smith the economist and philosopher I would like to start by saying how much this means to me to be here in name of your school speaking to you all Although my time is limited I will try to cover the most important parts of my existence I suppose I will tell you about my life my famous books and my contribution to philosophy I was born in 1723 in a town called Kirkaldy Fife Scotland I can not tell you the exact date of my birth because I was too young to remember I do know however that my priest baptized me on June 5 1723 Most of my childhood was a bore I spent my days going to school and working on pointless reports When I was finally finished with school I was ready to move on to big things Adam Smith Encyclopedia of Philosophy In 1752 I was chosen to be Professor of Logic at Glasgow University where I then transferred to the chair of moral philosophy Lucid I worked as a professor for about twenty-five years During this time I published my first book Theory of Moral Sentiments a book about the standards of ethical conduct that hold society together Lucid I moved to London in 1776 where I wrote The Wealth of Nations Nothing spectacular happened right after I published the book Two years later I was appointed commissioner of customs in Edinburgh Scotland During this time I devoted much of my income to numerous but secret acts of charity Honderich Ted During my life as I mentioned before I wrote two books Theory of Moral Sentiments and The wealth of Nations Not many people read them well not while I am alive anyway Some say that my books occasionally glint with wry
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