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Moral Philosophy and Civil Society: Ethics and Self-Love  

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/9780198233343.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

There is a certain elegance and ingenuity about the argument of The Theory of Moral Sentiments which is nowhere more obvious than in the way in which Adam Smith made allowances for certain features ... More


A Mixed Reception

Patrick Collinson

in The Elizabethan Puritan Movement

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222989
eISBN:
9780191678554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222989.003.0025
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

The programme contained in the bill and book was so extreme, so manifestly unacceptable, not only to the queen but to all responsible opinion, that one marvels both at the sanguinity of its sponsors, ... More


Sensibility Saved

Jesse J. Prinz

in The Emotional Construction of Morals

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199571543
eISBN:
9780191702075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571543.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter presents and defends an emotionist theory known as sensibility theory. It argues that sensibility theories can explain some central folk intuitions about the nature of morality. However, ... More


The Look of Sympathy: Feeling and Seeing

David Morgan

in Embodied Eye: Religious Visual Culture and the Social Life of Feeling

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520272224
eISBN:
9780520952140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272224.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This chapter explores how seeing and feeling participates in the larger enterprise of affectively organizing social life. Philosopher Adam Smith’s Theory of Moral Sentiments states that moral ... More


Mendelssohn’s Aesthetics

Paul Guyer

in Reason and Experience in Mendelssohn and Kant

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198850335
eISBN:
9780191885389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850335.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Mendelssohn made his mark early with his writings on aesthetics, beginning with the Letters on Sentiments of 1755. He argues that we respond to both the perfections of objects represented by works of ... More


Politeness and the History of English

Geoffrey Leech

in The Pragmatics of Politeness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780195341386
eISBN:
9780190225933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341386.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Historical pragmatics, the domain of this last chapter, has developed strikingly in the past twenty years, especially with reference to English. Signs of politeness in Old English are limited, but in ... More


Regard for Others

Avner Offer

in Capital Failure: Rebuilding Trust in Financial Services

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198712220
eISBN:
9780191780752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712220.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Economic Systems

Adam Smith rejected Mandeville’s invisible-hand doctrine of ‘private vices, publick benefits’. In The Theory of Moral Sentiments his model of the ‘impartial spectator’ is driven not by our sympathy ... More


Morality and Motivation

Elizabeth S. Radcliffe

in Hume, Passion, and Action

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199573295
eISBN:
9780191862908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199573295.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Hume’s argument against moral rationalism says that because morals produce or prevent actions, and reason alone does not, morals cannot be derived from reason alone. The premise concerning morality ... More


Conclusion

Peter Lake and Michael Questier

in All Hail to the Archpriest: Confessional Conflict, Toleration, and the Politics of Publicity in Post-Reformation England

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198840343
eISBN:
9780191875922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840343.003.0020
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

The concluding chapter sums up the arguments of the book and points towards the long-term significance of the Archpriest Controversy for the later relations between the English Catholics and the ... More


Hume and Smith on Sympathy, Approbation, and Moral Judgment

Geoffrey Sayre-McCord

in Sympathy: A History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199928873
eISBN:
9780190247195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928873.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

David Hume and Adam Smith are usually, and understandably, seen as developing very similar sentimentalist accounts of moral thought and practice. As similar as Hume’s and Smith’s accounts of moral ... More


Rabbinic Reprinting Bans Take Hold

Neil Weinstock Netanel and David Nimmer

in From Maimonides to Microsoft: The Jewish Law of Copyright Since the Birth of Print

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780195371994
eISBN:
9780190456658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371994.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Isserles’s condemnation incensed Giustiniani; following his complaint to the Vatican, a Papal Bull in 1553 ordered the burning of all copies of the Talmud. A new period in Hebrew publishing emerged. ... More


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