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University of Glasgow, UK

The University of Glasgow, founded in 1451, is the fourth oldest University in the English-speaking world.  It is here that Adam Smith began his university studies (completed at Oxford) from 1737-40, during which time he first became acquainted with his great mentor and later colleague, Francis Hutcheson.  Later in 1751, Smith was appointed as the Professor of Logic and Metaphysics at Glasgow.  Shortly thereafter, in 1752, Smith took up the Chair of Moral Philosophy at Glasgow, a position he held until 1764.  It was during his tenure at Glasgow that Smith wrote and published his great work of moral philosophy, The Theory of Moral Sentiments.   


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