Adam Smith and Alexis de Tocqueville on the Conditions of Individual Freedom
This conference covered the views of Adam Smith and Alexis de Tocqueville on the habits of self-restraint and sympathy necessary for self-government and individual liberty.
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The Theory of Moral Sentiments
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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