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Introduction

Andrew Stewart Skinner

in A System of Social Science: Papers Relating to Adam Smith

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198233343
eISBN:
9780191678974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198233343.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Following the publication of The Theory of Moral Sentiments, it appears that Adam Smith gave greater emphasis to jurisprudence and economics at the expense of the ethical material. While the lectures ... More


Law and Enlightenment: Ivan Tret’iakov and Semen Desnitskii

G. M. Hamburg

in Russia's Path Toward Enlightenment: Faith, Politics, and Reason, 1500-1801

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300113136
eISBN:
9780300224191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300113136.003.0013
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the place of law in Russian Enlightenment thought by focusing on the views of Ivan Andreevich Tret’iakov (1735–1776) and Semen Efimovich Desnitskii. Outside of the government ... More


Adam Smith

Alexander Broadie

in A History of Scottish Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748616275
eISBN:
9780748652471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616275.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The masterpieces of Adam Smith include The Theory of Moral Sentiments and An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, the latter of which is based on the principle of the division ... More


Adam Smith, Radical and Egalitarian: An Interpretation for the 21st Century

Iain McLean

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623525
eISBN:
9780748672110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623525.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book aims to show that Adam Smith (1723–90), the author of Inquiry into…the Wealth of Nations, was not the promoter of ruthless laissez-faire capitalism that is still frequently depicted. His ... More


Moral Philosophy: Sympathetic Identification, Utility and the Natural History of Religion in The Fall of Hyperion

Porscha Fermanis

in John Keats and the Ideas of the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637805
eISBN:
9780748652181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637805.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter investigates the relationship between John Keats' representation of the poet-figure and theories of moral philosophy in The Fall of Hyperion. It begins by addressing the extent to which ... More


The Great Change

Anne Stott

in Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes how William Wilberforce became a Member of Parliament first for Hull and then, in the election of 1784 the Pittite Member for Yorkshire. It deals with his religious conversion ... More


The Second Skeptic: Adam Smith and the Visualization of Sympathy

Sonali Chakravarti

in Sing the Rage: Listening to Anger after Mass Violence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226119984
eISBN:
9780226120041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226120041.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In his Theory of Moral Sentiments Adam Smith argues that while sympathy does not negate pain, it is the most comforting response citizens can receive from others, even when they express anger and ... More


Information and Incentives: The Economics of Carrots and Sticks

James A. Mirrlees

in Welfare, Incentives, and Taxation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295211
eISBN:
9780191685095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295211.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter mostly discusses ignorance, and begins with an excerpt from Adam Smith's most famous contribution to economics, which is stated in The Theory of Moral Sentiments. It also discusses the ... More


Feeling for the Future: The Ends of Sympathy

in Anonymous Life: Romanticism and Dispossession

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758406
eISBN:
9780804779685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758406.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter first traces the terminological complexity of sympathy as it appears in several texts that helped establish its currency in eighteenth-century moral and aesthetic theory: David Hume's ... More


The Invisible Hand and the Helping Hand

Iain McLean

in Adam Smith, Radical and Egalitarian: An Interpretation for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623525
eISBN:
9780748672110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623525.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter explores some of the ‘left-wing’ credentials of Adam Smith's maxims of taxation, even though they are a part of his thought that may seem to bring more comfort to the contemporary Right ... More


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