On Moral Sentiments: Contemporary Responses to Adam Smith

On Moral Sentiments: Contemporary Responses to Adam Smith


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This unique anthology brings together for the first time the reactions that greeted the publication of Adam Smith's major philosophical work, The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759). Spanning over a hundred years of critical responses, the collection includes three different sections: the initial reply from Smith's friends David Hume, Edmund Burke and William Robertson; the more considered opinions put forward by Smith's contemporaries, fellow Scots philosophers such as Lord Kames, Thomas Reid, Adam Ferguson or Dugald Stewart; and, finally, the later nineteenth-century, largely critical, views expressed by a new generation of philosophers.

The book reclaims Adam Smith as a major eighteenth-century moral philosopher, giving a rare insight into the atmosphere in which his ideas emerged and evolved.

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ISBN-13: 9781855065505
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/28/1998
Series: Key Issues Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.47(w) x 8.53(h) x 0.69(d)

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