Since the publication of the Glasgow Edition of the Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith by Oxford University Press in the 1970s and 80s, there has been increasing interest in the philosophical aspects of Smith’s writings. While in the public mind, he is associated with economics through his second book An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, (Wealth of Nations) Adam Smith was a professional philosopher, holding the chair of Moral Philosophy at Glasgow University for eleven years. It was a period he regarded as “the most useful, and, therefore, as by far the happiest” (Smith 1977, 1987: 309) of his life.
"Adam Smith: His Life, Thought and Legacy,"
International Dialogue: Vol. 7, Article 9.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/id-journal/vol7/iss1/9