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Whatley, C. 2007. Scott, W. R. 1937: 18. Ross, I. S. 1995: 2–3. : 129. Bonar, J. [1894; 1932] 1966: 208. Ross, I. S. 1995: 129–33. Scott, W. R. 1937: 18; Note 1. Scott, W. R. 1937: 134. I am grateful to Nicholas Gruen for drawing my attention to this passage. Cf. Denis, A. 2005: 1–32; Evensky, J. 2005. Scott, W. R. 1937: 26; Ross, I. S. 1995: 18–22. Scott, W. R. 1937: 137, 364. : 32. Addison, W. L. 1901. Ross, I. S. 1995: 68, quoting a Balliol College manuscript; Rae, J.  1965: 9. Scott, W.
Did Smith block Hume? We have a curious letter extant from Smith to William Cullen (Corr6), with whom he exchanged highly sensitive information about events affecting the University. One such set of exchanges40 is perceived by most authorities to be a discussion between Smith and Cullen about the suitability of David Hume for a potential vacancy for the Chair of Logic, at that time occupied by Smith. It could also be taken as a discussion about blocking David Hume’s candidacy for the Chair of Moral Philosophy to clear the way for Adam Smith to be unchallenged by a serious rival.
To know nature is to admire it by rendering it ‘a more coherent, and therefore a magnificent spectacle, than otherwise it would have appeared to be’ (EPS34). The young Smith sees philosophy as ‘representing the invisible chain which binds together all those disjointed objects’ without which they ‘disturb the easy movement of the imagination’ and, by introducing philosophical ‘order into this chaos of jarring and discordant appearances’, allays ‘this tumult of the imagination’ and restores it to ‘that tone of tranquillity and composure, which is both agreeable in itself and suitable to nature’ (EPS46).