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This edition published in by Liberty Classics in Indianapolis.

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The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Smith’s first and in his own mind most important work, outlines his view of proper conduct and the institutions and sentiments that make men virtuous. Here he develops his doctrine of the impartial spectator, whose hypothetical disinterested judgment we must use to distinguish right from wrong in any given situation. We by nature pursue our self-interest, according to Smith. This makes independence or self-command an instinctive good, and neutral rules as difficult to craft as they are necessary. But society is not held together merely by neutral rules; it is held together by sympathy. Smith argues that we naturally share the emotions and to a certain extent the physical sensations we witness in others. Sharing the sensations of our fellows, we seek to maximize their pleasures and minimize their pains so that we may share in their joys and enjoy their expressions of affection and approval. - Publisher.

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The theory of moral sentiments

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The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Smith’s first and in his own mind most important work, outlines his view of proper conduct and the institutions and sentiments that make men virtuous. Here he develops his doctrine of the impartial spectator, whose hypothetical disinterested judgment we must use to distinguish right from wrong in any given situation. We by nature pursue our self-interest, according to Smith. This makes independence or self-command an instinctive good, and neutral rules as difficult to craft as they are necessary. But society is not held together merely by neutral rules; it is held together by sympathy. Smith argues that we naturally share the emotions and to a certain extent the physical sensations we witness in others. Sharing the sensations of our fellows, we seek to maximize their pleasures and minimize their pains so that we may share in their joys and enjoy their expressions of affection and approval. - Publisher.

The theory of moral sentiments

This edition published in by Liberty Classics in Indianapolis.


Table of Contents

Introduction.
Formation of The Theory of Moral Sentiments
Evolution
Reception
The text
The Theory of Moral Sentiments
Appendix 1 : Minor variants
Appendix 2 : The passage on atonement, and a manuscript fragment on justice

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.
Reprint. Originally published: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1976.

Series
The Glasgow edition of the works and correspondence of Adam Smith ;

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
330.15/3 s, 170
Library of Congress
AC7 .S59 1981 vol. 1, BJ1005 .S59 1981 vol. 1

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
x, 412 p.
Number of pages
412
Dimensions
24 x x centimeters

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3783314M
Internet Archive
theorymoralsenti00smit_180
ISBN 10
0865970122
ISBN 13
9780865970120
LC Control Number
81023693
Library Thing
1963
Goodreads
609130

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