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The Theory of Moral Sentiments

Paperback - 01 December 2006
Smith, Adam (Author)
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The foundation for a general system of morals, this 1749 work is a landmark in the history of moral and political thought. Readers familiar with Adam Smith from The Wealth of Nations will find this earlier book a revelation. Although the author is often misrepresented as a calculating rationalist who advises the pursuit of self-interest in the marketplace, regardless of the human cost, he was also interested in the human capacity for benevolence -- as The Theory of Moral Sentiments amply demonstrates.
The greatest prudence, Smith suggests, may lie in following economic self-interest in order to secure the basic necessities. This is only the first step, however, toward the much higher goal of achieving a morally virtuous life. Smith elaborates upon a theory of the imagination inspired by the philosophy of David Hume. His reasoning takes Hume's logic a step further by proposing a more sophisticated notion of sympathy, leading to a series of highly original theories involving conscience, moral judgment, and virtue.
Smith's legacy consists of his reconstruction of the Enlightenment idea of a moral, or social, science that embraces both political economy and the theory of law and government. His articulate expression of his philosophy continues to inspire and challenge modern readers.

Product Details

ISBN-10: 0486452913

ISBN-13: 9780486452913

Publisher: Dover Publications       

Language: English

Age Range: NA - NA years

Grade Level: NA - NA

Format: Paperback | 347 Pages

Product Dimension (L x W x H): 20.98 x 16.21 x 1.91 CM

Shipping Weight: 0.33 Kg

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