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Essay heading: Adam Smith and Capitalist Philosophy
 
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"In 1778 he was appointed to a post of commissioner of customs in Edinburgh, Scotland" (Chew). While the commissioner of customs, Smith lived with his mother, and, not directly connected, Smith was never married and was a bachelor until he died. "Shortly before his death Smith had nearly all his manuscripts destroyed...
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"Shortly before his death Smith had nearly all his manuscripts destroyed. In his last years he seems to have been planning two major treatises, one on the theory and history of law and one on the sciences and arts. The posthumously published Essays on Philosophical Subjects (1795) probably contain parts of what would have been the latter treatise" (Faber)...
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