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Our great purpose : Adam Smith on living a better life

Author: Ryan Patrick Hanley
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hanley shows how Smith set forth a vision of the worthy life that is uniquely suited to people today. Full of invaluable insights on topics ranging from happiness and moderation to love and  Read more...

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Named Person: Adam Smith; Adam Smith; Adam Smith
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ryan Patrick Hanley
ISBN: 9780691179445 0691179441
OCLC Number: 1089421517
Description: viii, 156 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: On self-interest --
On caring for others --
On acting for others --
On imagination --
On bettering our condition --
On miseries and disorders --
On the healthy mind --
On tranquility and pleasure --
On worshipping wealth --
On friendship --
On pleasure --
On hatred and anger --
On being loved --
On loving --
On flourishing --
On being lovely --
On seeing ourselves --
On dignity --
On equality --
On choice --
On self and others --
On perfection --
On wisdom and virtue --
On humility and beneficence --
On praise and praiseworthiness --
On Socrates --
On Jesus --
On Hume --
On God.
Responsibility: Ryan Patrick Hanley.

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"Hanley is a distinguished political scientist at Boston College who has specialized in Smith; here in thirty short chapters he concentrates his accumulated expertize to deliver an Ariadne's thread Read more...

 
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