Friday, August 21, 2015

Origin of Adam Smith's "invisible hand" language

The most famous phrase by the father of modern capitalism, Adam Smith that illustrates the pragmatic logic of market ideology is (for better or worse) adopted from Christian theological language of divine providence.

Hugh Binning (1627–1653) was a Scottish Presbyterian philosopher and theologian at Glasgow University.

(H/T: Prof. Peter Harrison @uqpharri's Tweet: https://twitter.com/uqpharri/status/634683730594918400?s=08)

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