The Confucian and Scottish Traditions on Moral Emotions and Responsibility
This conference compared the role of the passions in relation to character and self-cultivation in the Scottish Enlightenment and Chinese moral philosophy.
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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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