The Impartial Spectator: Adam Smith's Moral Philosophy

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D. D. Raphael provides a critical account of the moral philosophy of Adam Smith, presented in his first book, The Theory of Moral Sentiments. Whilst it does not have the same prominence in its field as his work on economics, The Wealth of Nations, Smith's writing on ethics is of continuing importance and interest today, especially for its theory of conscience. Smith sees the origin of conscience in the sympathetic and antipathetic feelings of spectators. As spectators of the actions of other people, we can imagine how we would feel in their situation. If we would share their motives, we approve of their action. If not, we disapprove. When we ourselves take an action, we know from experience what spectators would feel, approval or disapproval. That knowledge forms conscience, an imagined impartial spectator who tells us whether an action is right or wrong. In describing the content of moral judgement, Smith is much influenced by Stoic ethics, with an emphasis on self-command, but he voices criticism as well as praise. His own position is a combination of Stoic and Christian values.

There is a substantial difference between the first five editions of the Moral Sentiments and the sixth. Failure to take account of this has led some commentators to mistaken views about the supposed youthful idealism of the Moral Sentiments as contrasted with the mature realism of The Wealth of Nations. A further source of error has been the supposition that Smith treats sympathy as the motive of moral action, as contrasted with the supposedly universal motive of self-interest in The Wealth of Nations.

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elegant and engaging. ( Charlotte Brown, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews)

remarkably comprehensive, without sacrificing the subtlety of its critical exegesis... offers revealing treatment of Smith's work on a variety of key topics... this readable book is a welcome study of a fascinating and illuminating body of work. ( Brian Feltham. Times Literary Supplement)

...engaging...a gift to anyone interested in Adam Smith and the history of British moral philosophy. ( Sylvana Tomaselli, British Journal for the History of Philosophy)

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D.D. Raphael is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Imperial College, University of London.

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2007. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 216 x 144 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. D. D. Raphael provides a critical account of the moral philosophy of Adam Smith, presented in his first book, The Theory of Moral Sentiments. Whilst it does not have the same prominence in its field as his work on economics, The Wealth of Nations, Smith s writing on ethics is of continuing importance and interest today, especially for its theory of conscience. Smith sees the origin of conscience in the sympathetic and antipathetic feelings of spectators. As spectators of the actions of other people, we can imagine how we would feel in their situation. If we would share their motives, we approve of their action. If not, we disapprove. When we ourselves take an action, we know from experience what spectators would feel, approval or disapproval. That knowledge forms conscience, an imagined impartial spectator who tells us whether an action is right or wrong. In describing the content of moral judgement, Smith is much influenced by Stoic ethics, with an emphasis on self-command, but he voices criticism as well as praise. His own position is a combination of Stoic and Christian values. There is a substantial difference between the first five editions of the Moral Sentiments and the sixth. Failure to take account of this has led some commentators to mistaken views about the supposed youthful idealism of the Moral Sentiments as contrasted with the mature realism of The Wealth of Nations. A further source of error has been the supposition that Smith treats sympathy as the motive of moral action, as contrasted with the supposedly universal motive of self-interest in The Wealth of Nations. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780199213337

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2007. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 216 x 144 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. D. D. Raphael provides a critical account of the moral philosophy of Adam Smith, presented in his first book, The Theory of Moral Sentiments. Whilst it does not have the same prominence in its field as his work on economics, The Wealth of Nations, Smith s writing on ethics is of continuing importance and interest today, especially for its theory of conscience. Smith sees the origin of conscience in the sympathetic and antipathetic feelings of spectators. As spectators of the actions of other people, we can imagine how we would feel in their situation. If we would share their motives, we approve of their action. If not, we disapprove. When we ourselves take an action, we know from experience what spectators would feel, approval or disapproval. That knowledge forms conscience, an imagined impartial spectator who tells us whether an action is right or wrong. In describing the content of moral judgement, Smith is much influenced by Stoic ethics, with an emphasis on self-command, but he voices criticism as well as praise. His own position is a combination of Stoic and Christian values. There is a substantial difference between the first five editions of the Moral Sentiments and the sixth. Failure to take account of this has led some commentators to mistaken views about the supposed youthful idealism of the Moral Sentiments as contrasted with the mature realism of The Wealth of Nations. A further source of error has been the supposition that Smith treats sympathy as the motive of moral action, as contrasted with the supposedly universal motive of self-interest in The Wealth of Nations. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780199213337

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Hardback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, The Impartial Spectator: Adam Smith's Moral Philosophy, D. D. Raphael, D. D. Raphael provides a critical account of the moral philosophy of Adam Smith, presented in his first book, The Theory of Moral Sentiments. Whilst it does not have the same prominence in its field as his work on economics, The Wealth of Nations, Smith's writing on ethics is of continuing importance and interest today, especially for its theory of conscience. Smith sees the origin of conscience in the sympathetic and antipathetic feelings of spectators. As spectators of the actions of other people, we can imagine how we would feel in their situation. If we would share their motives, we approve of their action. If not, we disapprove. When we ourselves take an action, we know from experience what spectators would feel, approval or disapproval. That knowledge forms conscience, an imagined impartial spectator who tells us whether an action is right or wrong. In describing the content of moral judgement, Smith is much influenced by Stoic ethics, with an emphasis on self-command, but he voices criticism as well as praise. His own position is a combination of Stoic and Christian values. There is a substantial difference between the first five editions of the Moral Sentiments and the sixth. Failure to take account of this has led some commentators to mistaken views about the supposed youthful idealism of the Moral Sentiments as contrasted with the mature realism of The Wealth of Nations. A further source of error has been the supposition that Smith treats sympathy as the motive of moral action, as contrasted with the supposedly universal motive of self-interest in The Wealth of Nations. Codice libro della libreria B9780199213337

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2007. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 'elegant and engaging.An authority on the 17th and 18th century British moralists and one of the foremost Smith scholars, [Raphael] places Smith's project in the context of his philosophical predecessors, identifying both his originality in relation to them and his last contributions to moral philosophy. He interweaves his account of Smith's moral theory with descriptions of important changes in Smith's thinking about ethics. Along the way, he correctsmisinterpretations, recommends several books and articles, and assesses the various uses to which philosophers such as Firth and Nussbaum have put Smith's theory. At the forefront is Raphael's lively critical appraisal of Smith's moral philosophy.Anyone interested in Adam Smith's moral philosophy or in17th and 18th century British moral philosophy will find Raphael's The Impartial Spectator a stimulating book.'Charlotte Brown, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_019921333X

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