Middle Class Manners and Democracy from the Scottish to the Greek Enlightenment
This conference explored the history of a liberal conception of manners as part of the emergence of middle class manners and civility in modernity. Within this perspective, we further investigated the articulation of inclusive, non-aristocratic manners within the context of republican civility 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…
Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres
By Adam Smith
Edited by J. C. Bryce
The “Notes of Dr. Smith’s Rhetorick Lectures,” discovered in 1958 by a University of Aberdeen professor, consists of lecture notes taken by two of Smith’s students at the University of Glasgow in 1762–1763. There are thirty lectures in the collection, all on rhetoric and the different kinds or characteristics of…
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