is known as "the father of the science of political economy." He provided tremendously intellectual explanations for the interactions, prosperity, and impacts of the Brititsh economy in the 18th century. Originally being a popular, young professor at Glasglow, Smith became extremely interested in studying society and all of its aspects. Also known as moral philosophy, Smith invested a large majority of his time in investigating the field of ethics, jurisprudence, economics, politics, and religion, where he left a tremendous mark through his findings. With his research, Smith began writing speeches and giving lectures on his new lasting ideas that soon became extremely influential and respected. In 1759, his book, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, was published and is responsible for beginning Smith's fame-filled lifestyle. Smith had ideas in the form of "synthesising" the perspectives of the social region and interpreting the power by which it functions. In dealing with his views on the economy and its success, Smith was a strong supporter in "laissez-faire." Through this system, Smith encouraged members of society to discourage the involvement of government, hoping for a highly noninterference way of individual conduct. This idea, of a self-regulating economy, greatly veered away from the previously accepted thought; however, many people soon turned to this form of economical development. Furthermore, he advocated the opportunity and ability of all people, despite class, to make contributions to the society's economy. With another book in 1776, the Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith became an iconic figure in the 19th century and throughout history. His book spread globally, as he soon gained the reputation of being an "intellectual giant" who made lasting contributions to the British economical system.