Adam Smith and the Circles of Sympathy
Cosmopolitanism and Moral Theory
$37.00 ( ) USD
Part of Ideas in Context
- Author: Fonna Forman-Barzilai, University of California, San Diego
Adobe eBook Reader
Looking for an examination copy?
If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact firstname.lastname@example.org providing details of the course you are teaching.
This 2010 text pursues Adam Smith's views on moral judgement, humanitarian care, commerce, justice and international law both in historical context and through a twenty-first-century cosmopolitan lens, making this a major contribution not only to Smith studies but also to the history of cosmopolitan thought and to contemporary cosmopolitan discourse itself. Forman-Barzilai breaks ground, demonstrating the spatial texture of Smith's moral psychology and the ways he believed that physical, affective and cultural distance constrain the identities, connections and ethical obligations of modern commercial people. Forman-Barzilai emphasizes his resistance to the sort of relativism, moral insularity and cultural chauvinism that too often accompany localist critiques of cosmopolitan thought today. This is a fascinating, revisionist study that integrates the perspectives of intellectual history, moral philosophy, political theory, cultural theory, international relations theory and political economy, and will appeal across the humanities and social sciences.Read more
- Provides a real introduction to Smith's moral philosophy, situating it amongst relevant twenty-first-century concerns
- Diverse in approach and methodology, integrating intellectual history, moral philosophy, political and cultural theory, international relations theory and political economy, reflecting the multidisciplinary trends within Smith studies
- Applies Smith's thought to the debates in global ethics about the proper scope of moral concern
Not yet reviewed
Be the first to review
Review was not posted due to profanity×
- Date Published: April 2010
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9780511686252
- availability: This item is not supplied by Cambridge University Press in your region. Please contact eBooks.com for availability.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Smith's oikeiosis
Part I. The Circle of the Self:
1. Conflicted self
2. Sympathetic self
Part II. The Circle of Society:
3. Discipline and the socialized conscience
4. Perfectionism and social order
Part III. The Circle of Humanity:
5. Sympathy in space: Section 1. Physical Immediacy
Section 2. Affective 'Connexion'
Section 3. Historical Familiarity
6. The commercial cosmopolis
7. Negative justice
Conclusion: Cultural pluralism, moral goods, and the 'laws of nations'.
Sorry, this resource is locked
Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email email@example.comRegister Sign in
You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.Continue ×