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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The idea that sympathy is the root of all benevolent acts and that our entire society is governed by this exchange of getting and giving sympathy was really cool to think about. Before taking class ... Read full review

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Another book my prof had us read, and often seen as a counter-weight to the popular understanding of Wealth of Nations. Read full review

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
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Robert L. Heilbroner was Norman Thomas Professor of Economics at the New School for Social Research and author of The Worldly Philosophers and many other books.

Amartya Sen is Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1988, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Science.

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