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Adam Smith and the virtues of enlightenment

Author: Charles L Griswold
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©1999.
Series: Modern European philosophy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Charles Griswold has written a comprehensive philosophical study of Smith's moral and political thought. Griswold sets Smith's work in the context of the Enlightenment and relates it to current discussions in moral and political philosophy. Smith's appropriation as well as criticism of ancient philosophy, and his carefully balanced defence of a liberal and humane moral and political outlook, are also explored. This  Read more...
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Griswold, Charles L., 1951-
Adam Smith and the virtues of enlightenment.
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©1999
(DLC) 98012845
Named Person: Adam Smith; Adam Smith
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles L Griswold
OCLC Number: 708565578
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 412 pages).
Contents: Texts and acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Rhetoric, method, and system in The Theory of Moral Sentiments; 2. Sympathy and selfishness, imagination and self; 3. The passions, pleasure, and the impartial spectator; 4. Philosophy and skepticism; 5. The theory of virtue; 6. Justice; 7. The moral sentiments and The Wealth of Nations; 8. Philosophy, imagination, and the fragility of beauty: on reconciliation with nature; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Modern European philosophy.
Responsibility: Charles L. Griswold, Jr.

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