Adam Smith's Influence on Hegel's Philosophical Writings

  title={Adam Smith's Influence on Hegel's Philosophical Writings},
  author={James P. Henderson and John B. Davis},
  journal={Journal of the History of Economic Thought},
  pages={184 - 204}
Historians of economics and philosophy have noted Georg Wilhelm Fredrich Hegel's debt to Adam Smith and have suggested that Hegel's analysis of civil society rests on a Smithian foundation. Laurence Dickey recognized that “Hegel's interest in the Scots coincided with the late eighteenth-century German interest in the relationship between socioeconomic processes in history and the development of civil institutions” (Dickey 1987, p. 194). Georg Lukacs emphasized that “it is highly probable that… 
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