Sobre a Filosofia Moral De Adam Smith (on Adam Smith's Moral Philosophy)

Cedeplar - Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Working Paper No. 292

30 Pages Posted: 21 Aug 2006

Date Written: August 2006

Abstract

This article examines Adam Smith's Theory of moral sentiments. Taking as its point of departure the moral philosophy of the Scottish enlightenment, the paper presents the central argument of Smith's Theory. It analyses the concepts of "sympathy" and "impartial spectator" and points to the originality of Smith's argument on the relationship between morality and sociality.

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Keywords: Adam Smith, Sympathy, Impartial Spectator, Moral Newtonianism, Scottish Enlightenment

JEL Classification: B30, B40, Y80

Suggested Citation

Cerqueira, Hugo Eduardo Araujo da Gama, Sobre a Filosofia Moral De Adam Smith (on Adam Smith's Moral Philosophy) (August 2006). Cedeplar - Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Working Paper No. 292, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=925408 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.925408

Hugo Eduardo Araujo da Gama Cerqueira (Contact Author)

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais ( email )

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Faculdade de Ciências Econômicas
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais 31270-901
Brazil

HOME PAGE: http://https://docentes.face.ufmg.br/hugo/

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