The Theory of Moral Sentiments

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Penguin, Jan 26, 2010 - Philosophy - 528 pages
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Best known for his revolutionary free-market economics treatise The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith was first and foremost a moral philosopher. In his first book, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, he investigated the flip side of economic self-interest: the interest of the greater good. Smith's classic work advances ideas about conscience, moral judgement and virtue that have taken on renewed importance in business and politics. 

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Contents

INCLINATIONS INCLUSION AND EQUALITY
NOTES
Suggestions for Further Reading
A Note on the Text
CHAPTER I
CHAPTER II
CHAPTER III
CHAPTER IV
CHAPTER V
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER II
CHAPTER III
CHAPTER IV
CHAPTER V
CHAPTER I
CHAPTER II
CHAPTER III
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER II
CHAPTER III
CHAPTER IV
CHAPTER V
CHAPTER I
CHAPTER II
CHAPTER III
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER I
CHAPTER II
CHAPTER III
CHAPTER II
CHAPTER III
CHAPTER IV
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER I
CHAPTER II
CHAPTER III
CONSIDERATIONS
ADVERTISEMENT
PART I SECTION II
PART I SECTION III
PART II SECTION I
PART II SECTION II
PART II SECTION III
PART III CHAPTER I
PART III CHAPTER III
PART III CHAPTER IV
PART III CHAPTER VI
PART IV CHAPTER II
PART V CHAPTER I
PART VI SECTION I
PART VI SECTION II
PART VI SECTION III
PART VII SECTION I
PART VII CHAPTER III
PART VII SECTION IV
CONSIDERATIONS
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Adam Smith was born in Scotland, in 1723, and received his early education at the local burgh school. He subsequently attended Glasgow University (1737-1740), and Balliol College, Oxford (1740-1746). Two years after his return to Scotland, Smith moved to Edinburgh, where he delivered lectures on Rhetoric. In 1751 Smith was appointed Professor of Logic at Glasgow, but was translated to chair of Moral Philosophy in 1752. The Theory of Moral Sentiments was published in 1759, and The Wealth of Nations in 1776, the same year as the Declaration of Independence.

Amartya Sen is a Nobel Prize-winning economist, known for his work on the way economics affects the well-being of humans. Formerly the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, Sen is now Lamont University Professor at Harvard University, and divides his time between Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Cambridge, England. His books include Development as Freedom, Identity and Violence, and The Idea of Justice.

Ryan Patrick Hanley is the author of Adam Smith and the Character of Virtue. An assistant professor of political science at Marquette University, he has been the recipient of fellowships from the Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.


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