Liberty and the Virtue of Liberality
This conference was designed for nonacademic conferees with expertise in philanthropy, as staff members in foundations, development officers at nonprofit institutions, consultants, and donors. The purpose of the conference was to cast the philanthropic work of these people in a philosophical and historical context by exploring the nature of liberality as a character trait of free people and of free societies.
From Liberty Fund
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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