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Sveinung S. Sivertsen

Apologies for dredging this. But could it be said that Smith here is presenting a kind of conjectural history (in the sense of Dugal Stewart), with part of it being the conjectural history of adjectives and nouns, and this being abstraction by way of discrete mental steps?

Sveinung S. Sivertsen

Schliesser, Eric

Apologies for slow reply--your comment ended up in the typepad spambox! Yes, the larger context is what Stewart describes as Smith's "conjectural history." I have written a paper (Articulating Practices as Reasons, Adam Smith Review, 2006) in which criticize Stewart's conception and have offered a slightly different characterization.

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