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
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
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