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Summary of Chapter 3, Worldy Philosophers

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Summary of Chapter 3, Worldy Philosophers

Chapter 3 of the book, "Worldly Philosophers" is mainly focused on Adam Smith and the "world" he belonged in. It starts off with the talk of a new vision, a remarkable vision that was formulated by no other than the Father of Modern Economics, Dr. Adam Smith. The talk of his vision was followed not only by a short biography of the renowned economist but of also brief narratives of his "absences of mind".

Adam Smith was born on 1723 in Kirkcaldy, County Fife, Scotland. He was a moral philosopher and a revolutionary political economist. In 1751, the Chair of Moral Philosophy at the University of Glasgow was bestowed upon Smith; seven years after that, he became the dean. The unconventional character that was Adam Smith was not the only reason in which he was given much regard, but his two remarkable works, "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" and "The Wealth of Nations" made him the astounding and profound philosopher, and economist that he was.

Smith's book, "The Theory of Moral Sentiments", vividly talks about man's sympathy and its role in society. He divided moral systems into two parts,

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