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The Theory of Moral Sentiments (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy)

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Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759) lays the foundation for 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 mental construct of an impartial spectator, Smith formulated highly original theories of conscience, moral judgment and the virtues. The enduring legacy of his work is its reconstruction of the Enlightenment idea of a moral, or social, science encompassing both political economy and the theory of law and government. This volume offers a new edition of the text with clear and helpful notes for the student reader, together with a substantial introduction that sets the work in its philosophical and historical context.

Synopsis:

Adam Smith’s Theory of Moral Sentiments is a text of central importance in the history of moral and political thought. This volume offers a new edition of the text with helpful notes for the student reader, together with a substantial introduction that sets the work in its philosophical and historical context.

Synopsis:

Adam Smith's major work of 1759 develops the foundation for a general system of morals, and is a text of central importance in the history of moral and political thought. Through the idea of sympathy and the mental construct of an impartial spectator, Smith formulated highly original theories of conscience, moral judgment and the virtues. This volume offers a new edition of the text with helpful notes for the student reader, and a substantial introduction that establishes the work in its philosophical and historical context.

Synopsis:

'A new edition of an important text in the history of moral and political thought.'

Table of Contents

Part I. Of the Propriety of Action; Part II. Of Merit and Demerit; or of the Objects of Reward and Punishment; Part III. Of the Foundation of our Judgments Concerning our Own Sentiments and Conduct, and of the Sense of Duty; Part IV. Of the Effect of Utility upon the Sentiment of Approbation; Part V. Of the Influence of Custom and Fashion upon the Sentiments of Moral Approbation and Disapprobation; Part VI. Of the Character of Virtue; Part VII. Of Systems of Moral Philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521598477
Editor:
Haakonssen, Knud
Author:
Smith, Adam
Editor:
Haakonssen, Knud
Author:
Ameriks, Karl
Author:
Haakonssen, Knud
Author:
Clarke, Desmond M.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Ethics
Subject:
Ethics -- Early works to 1800
Subject:
History & Surveys - 17th/18th Century
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Philosophy-Surveys
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Cambridge texts in the history of philosophy
Series Volume:
no. 29
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
446
Dimensions:
8.96x6.46x1.06 in. 1.57 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Adam Smith’s Theory of Moral Sentiments is a text of central importance in the history of moral and political thought. This volume offers a new edition of the text with helpful notes for the student reader, together with a substantial introduction that sets the work in its philosophical and historical context.
"Synopsis" by , Adam Smith's major work of 1759 develops the foundation for a general system of morals, and is a text of central importance in the history of moral and political thought. Through the idea of sympathy and the mental construct of an impartial spectator, Smith formulated highly original theories of conscience, moral judgment and the virtues. This volume offers a new edition of the text with helpful notes for the student reader, and a substantial introduction that establishes the work in its philosophical and historical context.
"Synopsis" by , 'A new edition of an important text in the history of moral and political thought.'
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