Liberty, understood through free markets, limited government, and the rule of law, is exemplified in the writings of Adam Smith.

Adam Smith’s Enlightened World is a project of Liberty Fund made possible by the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

Begin an exploration of the Smithian tradition of “natural liberty” in an interactive experience of one of his most famous examples; the pin factory, and browse an assortment of online content centered around Adam Smith.

Life & Times | Explore the ideas of Adam Smith organized by theme. Multimedia resources (video, audio, animations, and essays) highlight the context and importance of Smith in his own time and how his insightful contributions apply to our world today.

Text Repository | Discover new insights from Adam Smith’s groundbreaking works, The Theory of Moral Sentiments and The Wealth of Nations. Online versions of Smith’s texts, along with the writings of related thinkers are available in a digital and mobile-responsive format.

Educational Resources | Learn practical, real-world applications of Adam Smith’s ideas using resources aimed to assist in understanding and teaching Smithian concepts such as the division of labor, moral sentiments, benefits of trade, and the invisible hand.

Scholars’ Portal | Research of Adam Smith’s work in economics, philosophy, political economy, psychology, scientific inquiry and other areas is ongoing. Academics interested in learning how to be involved with this project as a Smithian Scholar should click here to learn how to apply.

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Adam Smith and Aristotle

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Adam Smith on Moral Education

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Adam Smith on Education : Socialization and Acculturation

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Nothing Useless, Absurd, or Fantastical: Adam Smith on Women's Education

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