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The theory of moral sentiments 44 editions

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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.

44 editions First published in 1759

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The theory of moral sentiments
2009, Penguin Books
in English
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Dao de qing cao lun =: The theory of moral sentiments
2007, Jiu zhou chu ban she
in Chinese
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The theory of moral sentiments
2002, Cambridge University Press
in English
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The theory of moral sentiments
2000, Prometheus Books
in English
Cover of: Théorie des sentiments moraux
Théorie des sentiments moraux
1999, Presses universitaires de France
in French
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The theory of moral sentiments
1982, Liberty Fund
Paperback in English
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The theory of moral sentiments
1982, Liberty Classics
Paperback in English
Cover of: Theorie der ethischen Gefühle
Theorie der ethischen Gefühle
1977, F. Meiner
in German
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The theory of moral sentiments
1976, Liberty Classics
in English
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The theory of moral sentiments
1976, Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press
in English
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The theory of moral sentiments
1976, Clarendon Press
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The theory of moral sentiments.
1971, Garland Pub.
in English
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The theory of moral sentiments.
1969, Arlington House
in English
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The theory of moral sentiments.
1966, Kelley
in English
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The theory of moral sentiments.
1966, Augustus M. Kelley, Frank Cass
in English
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The theory of moral sentiments.
1966, A. M. Kelley
in English
Cover of: Teoría de los sentimientos morales
Teoría de los sentimientos morales
1941, El Colegio de México
in Spanish - 1a ed. española.
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The theory of moral sentiments: to which is added, a dissertation on the origin of languages.
1892, G. Bell & Sons
in English - New ed. With a biographical and critical memoir of the author, by Dugald Stewart.
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The theory of moral sentiments: to which is added, a dissertation on the origin of languages.
1887, G. Bell & Sons
in English - New ed. With a biographical and critical memoir of the author, by Dugald Stewart.
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The theory of moral sentiments: or, an essay towards an analysis of the principles
1822, Published by Evert Duyckinck, George Long, Samuel Campbell, James A. Burtus, Collins & Hannay, Wiley & Halsted, and R. & W. A. Bartow
in English
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The theory of moral sentiments: or, An essay towards an analysis of the principles
1817, Wells and Lilly
in English - From the last [eleventh] English edition
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The theory of moral sentiments: or, an essay towards an analysis of the principles by which men naturally judge concerning the conduct and character, first of their neighbours, and afterwards of themselves. ... By Adam Smith, ...
1790, printed for A. Strahan; and A. Cadell; and W. Creech, and J. Bell & Co. at Edinburgh
Microform in English - The sixth edition, with considerable additions and corrections. In two volumes.
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The theory of moral sentiments: to which is added a dissertation on the origin of languages
1777, Printed for J. Beatty and C. Jackson
in English - 6th ed
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The theory of moral sentiments.: To which is added a dissertation on the origin of languages.
1767, Printed for A. Millar, A. Kincaid and J. Bell in Edinburgh; and sold by T. Cadell
in English - 3d ed.
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The theory of moral sentiments.
1761, Printed for A. Millar, A. Kincaid and J. Bell in Edinburgh
in English - 2d ed.
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The theory of moral sentiments: By Adam Smith, ...
1761, printed for A. Millar; and A. Kincaid and J. Bell, in Edinburgh
Microform in English - The second edition.
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The theory of moral sentiments
1761, Printed for A. Millar, A. Kincaid and J. Bell in Edinburgh
Microform in English - 2nd ed
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The theory of moral sentiments
1759, Printed for A. Millar, Edinburgh
Microform in English

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