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The Human Dimension and Evil

John Kekes

in The Human Condition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199588886
eISBN:
9780191595448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588886.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The prevalence of evil is the most serious problem for the human dimension of values. An action is evil if it causes serious harm to innocent people and it is deliberate, malevolently motivated, and ... More


Adventurous Spirits and Clamoring Sophists: Smith on the Problem of Risk in Political Economy

Emily C. Nacol

in An Age of Risk: Politics and Economy in Early Modern Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691165103
eISBN:
9781400883011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165103.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that Adam Smith's moral theory and political economy confront human ambivalence about risk, by now a permanent feature of the human condition. Smith's analysis of individuals, ... More


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