Moral Philosophy in Smith, Hume, and Austen


This conference paired Austen's novel Sense and Sensibility with philosophical discussions of morality and sentiment from Smith and Hume as ways to discuss the development of character and the virtues necessary in a free society.


Conference Readings

Austen, Jane. Sense and Sensibility. New York: Penguin Classics, 2003.

Hume, David. A Treatise of Human Nature. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Hume, David. Essays: Moral, Political, and Literary. Edited by Eugene F. Miller. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1985.

Smith, Adam. The Theory of Moral Sentiments. Indianapolis: LibertyClassics, 1969, 1976.