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LIST OF WORKS BY ADAM SMITH.
1. In a periodical called the Edinburgh Review, published in 1755, for a
few numbers, a Review of Dr. Johnson's Dictionary, and Observa
tions on the State of Learning in Europe. 2. Theory of Moral Sentiments and Dissertation on the Origin of
Language. 1759. 3. Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. 1776. 4. A volume of Essays, published posthumously, containing
A History of Astronomy.
The appearance of the first instalment of the Series of English Philosophers affords the Editor an opportunity of defining the position and aim of this and the succeeding volumes. We live in an age of series : Art, Science, Letters, are each represented by one or more; it is the object of the present Series to add Philosophy to the list of subjects which are daily becoming more and more popular. Had it been our aim to produce a History of Philosophy in the interests of any one school of thought, co-operation would have been well-nigh impracticable. Such, however, is not our object. We seek to lay before the reader what each English Philosopher thought and wrote about the problems with which he dealt, not what we may think he ought to have thought and written. Criticism will be suggested rather than indulged in, and these volumes will be expositions rather than reviews. The size and number of the volumes compiled by each leading Philosopher are chiefly due to the necessity, which Philosophers have generally considered imperative, of demolishing all previous systems of Philosophy before they