The Theory of Moral Sentiments

The Theory of Moral Sentiments

ISBN-10:
1573928003
ISBN-13:
9781573928007
Pub. Date:
05/28/2000
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
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Overview

The Theory of Moral Sentiments

About the Author:
Born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, in 1723, Adam Smith delivered a series of public lectures in Edinburgh beginning in 1748. The success of these lectures led ultimately to Smith's election to the Chair of Moral Philosophy at the University of Glasgow in 1752, where he distinguished himself as a teacher. Every morning of the term, Smith lectured his high-school-age audience in natural theology, ethics, and jurisprudence. The Theory of Moral Sentiments is a re-working of the ethics segment of his yearly cycle of lectures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781573928007
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication date: 05/28/2000
Series: Great Books in Philosophy
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 546
Product dimensions: 5.41(w) x 8.35(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Of the Propriety of Action; Part II. Of Merit and Demerit; or of the Objects of Reward and Punishment; Part III. Of the Foundation of our Judgments Concerning our Own Sentiments and Conduct, and of the Sense of Duty; Part IV. Of the Effect of Utility upon the Sentiment of Approbation; Part V. Of the Influence of Custom and Fashion upon the Sentiments of Moral Approbation and Disapprobation; Part VI. Of the Character of Virtue; Part VII. Of Systems of Moral Philosophy.

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