In Marco Geuna & Maria Luisa Pesante (eds.), Passioni, Interessi, Convenzioni Discussioni settecentesche su vrtù e civiltà. Milano: Franco Angeli. pp. 41-76 (1992)

The paper describes how a simple idea, that of a new foundation of moral philosophy taking Galilean new natural philosophy as a mode , lead to unforeseen developments once the competition between a Cartesian and a Newtonian paradigm emerged. Those developments are reconstructed in Hume, Smith, Ferguson.
Keywords political economy  moral philosophy  method  Adam Smith  David Hume  Adam Ferguson
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