Why Adam Smith and David Hume are similar
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- Other notable alumni and academic staff of the university have included signatories to the US Declaration of Independence Benjamin Rush, James Wilson and John Witherspoon, Prime Ministers Gordon Brown, Lord Palmerston and Lord John Russell (the latter matriculated at Edinburgh, but did not graduate), actor Ian Charleson, astronaut Piers Sellers, biologist Ian Wilmut, botanist Robert Brown, chemist Alexander R. Todd, composers Marjory Kennedy-Fraser and Kenneth Leighton, economists Kenneth E. Boulding and James Mirrlees, editor Ella Carmichael, geologist William Edmond Logan, philosophers David Hume and Adam Smith, physicists Sir David Brewster, Peter Guthrie Tait and Sheila Tinney, pilot Eric Brown, polymath Thomas Young, surgeons James Barry and Gertrude Herzfeld, writers J.M. Barrie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Aeneas Francon Williams, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson, former Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer Sir John Anderson, Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville, and former director general of MI5 Stella Rimington.
- This includes the importance of human rationality, individual property rights, free markets, natural rights, the protection of civil liberties, constitutional limitation of government, and individual freedom from restraint as exemplified in the writings of John Locke, Adam Smith, David Hume, David Ricardo, Voltaire, Montesquieu and others.
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