Adam Smith’s “The Theory of Moral Sentiments”


This conference, made possible through the support of a grant by the John Templeton Foundation, combined four discussion sessions on Adam Smith's The Theory of Moral Sentiments with two sessions relating to the content of Liberty Fund's website.


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The Theory of Moral Sentiments

by By Adam Smith
Edited by D. D. Raphael and A. L. Macfie

The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Smith’s first and in his own mind most important work, outlines his view of proper conduct and the institutions and sentiments that make men virtuous. Here he develops his doctrine of the impartial spectator, whose hypothetical disinterested judgment we must use to distinguish right from…

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