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Adam Smith: The Theory of Moral Sentiments (Cambridge Texts by Adam Smith,Knud Haakonssen

By Adam Smith,Knud Haakonssen

Adam Smith's concept of ethical Sentiments (1759) lays the basis for a normal method of morals, and is a textual content of valuable value within the heritage of ethical and political suggestion. It offers a idea of the mind's eye which Smith derived from David Hume yet which encompasses an concept of sympathy that during many ways is extra subtle than whatever in Hume's philosophy. through sympathy and the psychological build of an neutral spectator, Smith formulated hugely unique theories of sense of right and wrong, ethical judgment and the virtues. the long-lasting legacy of his paintings is its reconstruction of the Enlightenment suggestion of an ethical, or social, technology encompassing either political financial system and the speculation of legislation and govt. This 2002 quantity deals a brand new variation of the textual content with transparent and invaluable notes for the scholar reader, including a considerable advent that units the paintings in its philosophical and historic context.

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