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The theory of moral sentiments

Author: Adam Smith; Knud Haakonssen
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Series: Cambridge texts in the history of philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Adam Smith's The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759) presents an original idea of a general system of morals, and is a text of central importance in the history of moral and political thought. It presents a theory of the imagination which Smith derived from David Hume but which encompasses an idea of sympathy that in some ways is more sophisticated than anything in Hume's philosophy. By means of sympathy and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Smith; Knud Haakonssen
ISBN: 0521591503 9780521591508 0521598478 9780521598477
OCLC Number: 47140665
Description: xxxi, 411 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Of the propriety of action --
Of merit and demerit; or, of the objects of reward and punishment --
Of the foundation of our judgments concerning our own sentiments and conduct, and of the sense of duty --
Of the effect of utility upon the sentiment of approbation --
Of the influence of custom and fashion upon the sentiments of moral approbation and disapprobation --
Of the character of virtue --
Of systems of moral philosophy.
Series Title: Cambridge texts in the history of philosophy.
Responsibility: Adam Smith ; edited by Knud Haakonssen.
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A 2002 edition of Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments, an important text in the history of moral and political thought.  Read more...

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