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- Economics : The analysis of the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.
- Scottish Enlightenment : A period in 18th century Scotland characterized by a great outpouring of intellectual and scientific accomplishments.
- American conservatism : A diverse mix of political ideologies that share support for market economics, some view of American exceptionalism and, generally, decentralization of government; differing views of individual liberties versus enforcement of morality; in opposition to liberalism, socialism and communism; factions include libertarianism, social conservatism, nativism (politics) and neoconservatism
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- (Thomas) Robert Malthus : British economist (1766-1834) who warned about the dangers of population growth.
- Absolute advantage : An explanation of international trade proposed by Adam Smith in 1776 in his Wealth of Nations.
- Adam Ferguson : (1723-1816) philosopher and historian of the Scottish Enlightenment, sometimes called the "father of sociology."
- Catalog of political philosophers : Add brief definition or description
- Civil society : The space for social activity outside the market, state and household; the arena of uncoerced collective action around shared interests, purposes and values.
- Commercial state : The concept, sometimes associated with Adam Ferguson's concept of civil society, refers to a political state devoted primarily to the promotion and advancement of commercial interests. Adam Smith referred to this as commercial society.
- David Hume : (1711—1776) Scottish philosopher, economist, and historian.
- David Ricardo : (18 April 1772 – 11 September 1823) English political economist, often credited with systematizing economics, and was one of the most influential of the classical economists.
- Edinburgh University : Founded in 1582, one of the leading academic institutions in the UK.
- Edinburgh : The capital of Scotland.
- Frances Hutcheson : (1694-1746) Moral philosopher, prominent in the Scottish Enlightenment, known for his theory of aesthetics (that beauty is not a property of the object, but arises from an innate "aesthetic sense").
- History of economic thought : the historical development of economic thinking.
- History of pre-classical economic thought : The period of economic thought and theory that runs from early antiquity until past the Physiocrats and ends before Adam Smith.
- Jeremy Bentham : (1748–1832) British utilitarian political philosopher.
- John Home : (1722–1808) Scottish poet and dramatist.
- John Millar : (1735 – 1801) philosopher and historian, professor of civil law at Glasgow University, pioneer of the concept of economic determinism.
- John Stuart Mill : Leading 19th-century British philosopher who made major contributions to ethics, economics, and political philosophy.
- Joseph Black : (1728 – 1799) Scottish physicist and chemist, known for his discoveries of latent heat, specific heat, and carbon dioxide
- Karl Marx : 19th century philosopher and economist. Creator of a theoretical foundation for Communism.
- Liberalism : Economic and political doctrine advocating free enterprise, free competition and free will.
- Marginalist Revolution : The establishment of a Neoclassical approach to economic theory, commonly ascribed to 1871-74, when the concept of 'diminishing marginal utility' was introduced to pin down the character of demand.
- Marxist Socialism : Refers to a Marxian school of economics which emerged soon after Marx's death, led by his companions and co-writers, Friedrich Engels and Karl Kautsky.
- Mercantilism : A term broadly describing Western European economic theory from the Early Modern period to the 1750s.
- Natural selection : The differential survival and/or reproduction of classes of entities that differ in one or more characteristics
- Neoclassical Schools (1871-today) : School of economic theory that flourished from about 1890 until the advent of Keynesian Economics, which asserted that market forces always would lead to efficient allocation of resources and full employment.
- Paul Samuelson : Winner of the 1970 Nobel Prize in Economics for his work in the development of economic theory.
- Poker Club : One of several clubs in Edinburgh that were the focus of intellectual exchange during the Scottish Enlightenment
- Positivist calendar : Alternative calendar proposed by Auguste Comte in 1849, with each day and month celebrating a different person.
- Robert Fergusson : (1750 - 1774) Scottish poet whose verse inspired Robert Burns.
- Scotland, history : Add brief definition or description
- Scotland : A country that forms the northernmost part of the United Kingdom; population about 5,200,000.
- Supply and demand : The explanation in economic theory of the factors that influence the supply of, and the demand for, goods and services; and of the market mechanisms by which they are reconciled.
- The Enlightenment : An 18th-century movement in Western philosophy and intellectual life generally, that emphasized the power or reason and science to understand and reform the world.
- United Kingdom : Constitutional monarchy which includes England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
- William Wilkie : (1721-1772) The "Farmer-poet" and the "Scottish Homer".