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The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Or, an Essay Towards an Analysis of the Principles by Which Men Naturally Judge. to Which Is Added, a Dissertation on the Origin of Languages (Paperback) Loot Price: R500
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The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Or, an Essay Towards an Analysis of the Principles by Which Men Naturally Judge. to Which Is Added, a Dissertation on the Origin of Languages (Paperback)

Adam Smith

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1853. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... section I of the questions which ought to be examined in A theory of moral sentiments. If we examine the most celebrated and remarkable of the different theories 'which have been given concerning the nature and origin of our moral sentiments, we shall find that almost all of them coincide with some part or other of that which I have been endeavouring to give an account of; and that if every thing which has already been said be fully considered, we shall be at no loss to explain what was the view or aspect of nature which led each particular author to form his particular system. From some one or other of those principles which I have been endeavouring to unfold, every system of morality that ever had any reputation in the world has, perhaps, ultimately been derived. As they are all of them in this respect founded upon natural principles, they are all of them in some measure in the right. But as many of them are derived from a partial and imperfect view of nature, there are mapy of them, too, in some respects in the wrong. In treating of the principles of morals there are two questions to be considered. First, wherein does virtue consist--or what is the tone of temper, and tenor of conduct, which constitutes the excellent and praiseworthy character, the character which is the natural object of esteem, honour, and approbation? And, secondly, by what power or faculty in the mind is it that this character, whatever it be, is recommended to us? or, in other words, how and by what means does it come to pass, that the mind prefers one tenor of conduct to another; denominates the one right and the other wrong; consid...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Adam Smith
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 162
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-13312-1
Barcode: 9781150133121
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LSN: 1-150-13312-0

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