Essays on the Philosophy of Adam Smith: The Adam Smith Review, Volume 5: Essays Commemorating the 250th Anniversary of the Theory of Moral Sentiments

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Vivienne Brown, Samuel Fleischacker
Taylor & Francis, Aug 5, 2010 - Business & Economics - 304 pages

Adam Smith’s contribution to economics is well-recognised but in recent years scholars have been exploring anew the multidisciplinary nature of his works. The Adam Smith Review is a refereed annual review that provides a unique forum for interdisciplinary debate on all aspects of Adam Smith’s works, his place in history, and the significance of his writings for the modern world. It is aimed at facilitating debate between scholars working across the humanities and social sciences, thus emulating the transdisciplinary reach of the Enlightenment world which Smith helped to shape.

The fifth volume of the series is a special issue to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the publication of The Theory of Moral Sentiments. Contributors to this volume include Stephen Darwall, Fonna Forman-Barzilai, Patrick Frierson, Charles L. Griswold Jr, Ryan Patrick Hanley, Alice MacLachlan, Bence Nanay, Angelica Nuzzo, D.D. Raphael, Ian Simpson Ross, Emma Rothschild, Geoffrey Sayre-McCord, Arby Ted Siraki and Robert Urquhart, who discuss:

  • The phenomenology of moral life
  • Sympathy, moral judgment and the impartial spectator
  • Issues such as aesthetics, value, honour, resentment, praise-worthiness, cosmopolitanism and religion

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About the author (2010)

Vivienne Brown is Professor of Intellectual History at The Open University, UK. She is the author of Adam Smith’s Discourse: Canonicity, Commerce and Conscience and numerous articles in a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary journals. She is the founder/editor of The Adam Smith Review.

Samuel Fleischacker is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Illinois-Chicago. He works on moral and political philosophy, and is the author of A Third Concept of Liberty: Judgment and Freedom in Kant and Adam Smith, and On Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations: A Philosophical Companion. From 2006 to 2010, he was President of the International Adam Smith Society.

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