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Adam Smith: The Theory of Moral Sentiments

Adam Smith: The Theory of Moral Sentiments

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Part of Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy

  • Date Published: February 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521598477

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  • Adam Smith's major work of 1759 develops the foundation for a general system of morals, and is a text of central importance in the history of moral and political thought. Through the idea of sympathy and the mental construct of an impartial spectator, Smith formulated highly original theories of conscience, moral judgment and the virtues. This volume offers a new edition of the text with helpful notes for the student reader, and a substantial introduction that establishes the work in its philosophical and historical context.

    • A central and influential text in the history of moral and political thought
    • Haakonssen a major name in this field
    • Provides an excellent introduction and very helpful, student-friendly notes
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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521598477
    • length: 446 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.65kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Of the Propriety of Action
    Part II. Of Merit and Demerit
    or of the Objects of Reward and Punishment
    Part III. Of the Foundation of our Judgments Concerning our Own Sentiments and Conduct, and of the Sense of Duty
    Part IV. Of the Effect of Utility upon the Sentiment of Approbation
    Part V. Of the Influence of Custom and Fashion upon the Sentiments of Moral Approbation and Disapprobation
    Part VI. Of the Character of Virtue
    Part VII. Of Systems of Moral Philosophy.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Business Ethics
    • Philosophy and Modern Society
    • The Embodied Mind: Reason &The Passions in the Eighteenth Century
  • Author

    Adam Smith


    Knud Haakonssen, Boston University

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