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The Theory of Moral Sentiments.

The Theory of Moral Sentiments. 13 We sympathize even with the dead, and overlooking what is of real importance in their situation, that awful futurity which awaits them, we are chiey aected by those circumstances which strike our senses, but can have no inuence upon their happiness.

The Theory of Moral Sentiments is a 1759 book by Adam Smith. It provided the ethical, philosophical, psychological, and methodological underpinnings to Smith's later works, including The Wealth of Nations (1776), Essays on Philosophical Subjects (1795), and Lectures on Justice, Police, Revenue, and Arms (1763) (first published in 1896)

The Kessinger "book" is a bad reprint of a couple of chapters of Smith's entire "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" and runs less than their stated 60 pages

The Kessinger "book" is a bad reprint of a couple of chapters of Smith's entire "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" and runs less than their stated 60 pages. For half the price, you can get a brand new complete printed copy (running several hundred pages) or get the whole thing on Kindle for 99 cents.

In his first book, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, he investigated the flip side of economic self-interest: the . In 1751 Smith was appointed Professor of Logic at Glasgow, but was translated to chair of Moral Philosophy in 1752.

In his first book, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, he investigated the flip side of economic self-interest: the interest of the greater good. Smith's classic work advances ideas about conscience, moral judgement and virtue that have taken on renewed importance in business and politics. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. The Theory of Moral Sentiments was published in 1759, and The Wealth of Nations in 1776, the same year as the Declaration of Independence.

Adam Smith is rightly known for The Wealth of Nations, the first modern economics book. But he was primarily a moral philosopher, and I believe he himself saw The Theory of Moral Sentiments as his most important book. One might call him the grandfather of modern economics. In it he examines the moral and emotional bases for personal interactions among people. If you read only a few pages, you will be rewarded with aphorisms you can drop into conversations to make you sound very wise, maybe as wise as Adam Smith can make you.

Smith ends The Theory Of Moral Sentiments by defining the character of a truly virtuous person. Prudence moderates the individual’s excesses and as such is important for society.

His first book, The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759), a treatise on the formation of moral judgments by men who acted primarily in their own self-interest, became an immediate success

His first book, The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759), a treatise on the formation of moral judgments by men who acted primarily in their own self-interest, became an immediate success. Five years after it was published, he left Glasgow to take a well-paid position as tutor to a young English duke who was about to take the customary grand tour of Europe. While on tour, Smith began work on a manuscript on political economy. This work appeared some years later as The Wealth of Nations. A tour de force, the book argued that the wealth of a country was the sum of the goods produced and consumed by its people, not the monetary wealth, gold, and treasures owned by the nobility.

Chapter 3: The corruption of our moral sentiments that comes from this disposition to admire the rich and the great, and to despise or neglect the downtrodden . It will be. 1. The Theory of Moral Sentiments. 1: The Propriety of Action.

Chapter 3: The corruption of our moral sentiments that comes from this disposition to admire the rich and the great, and to despise or neglect the downtrodden and poor. Part II: Merit and demerit: the objects of reward and punishment. Section 1: The sense of merit and demerit.

Adam Smith’s book on the nature of morality was a major work of enlightenment reasoning, and an example of the intellectual ‘mapping’ of the world which occupied the minds of eighteenth-century philosophers, lexicographers and encyclopaedists. Smith sets out to show that our morality and how it governs our actions is a product of the social nature of human society. It proposes that the way humans relate socially is a better guide than reason to understanding how morals develop; from this it considers how justice and prudence are social values, as are altruism and charity.

The Theory of Moral Sentiments written by legendary author Adam Smith is widely considered to be one of the top 100 greatest books of all time. This great classic will surely attract a whole new generation of readers. For many, The Theory of Moral Sentiments is required reading for various courses and curriculums. And for others who simply enjoy reading timeless pieces of classic literature, this gem by Adam Smith is highly recommended. Published by Classic House Books and beautifully produced, The Theory of Moral Sentiments would make an ideal gift and it should be a part of everyone's personal library.

Comments: (7)

Vaua
This publication is misleading: not what it is advertised to be...this is only a small part of the entire text by Adam Smith, in fact, just the first section in a nice binding. If you want the entire text, don't buy this rip-off; go on line and print out the entire text content free. I thought a nice bound copy oif this out of print classic work would be nice. Instead, I paid for only 56 pages of a 400+ page work. This product should be a great embarrassment to AMAZON for facilitating its false marketing and distribution.
Questanthr
As so many people say "How can I give it zero stars?"

Note that this is a review of the "Kessinger Publishing, LLC" product and NOT a review of Smith's original work.

The Kessinger "book" is a bad reprint of a couple of chapters of Smith's entire "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" and runs less than their stated 60 pages.

For half the price, you can get a brand new complete printed copy (running several hundred pages) or get the whole thing on Kindle for 99 cents.

Kessinger's description that talks about "our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work" is laughable and insulting.

Their market surely must be people who don't know any better. And surely the positive reviewers received a completely different edition from another publisher!

Please remove this edition from Amazon.
Xig
There are two aspects in this review. One is about the book and the other about Amazon's contribution to the Revolution in Reading.
First of all the book. I am reading Adam Smith's The Theory of Moral Sentiments the second time and the second time preparing my MyeBooks notes on it. It will be interesting to compare those two in my system of no less than the Revolution in Learning. As professor of economics I have also read Adam Smith's even more famous book The Wealth of Nations, even if half a century later than I should have. His easily recognizable very personal way of writing and suffocating the reader with, least to say, proliferous zunami of detailed text is at the same time entertaining and really suffocating. But also completely convincing. They say about some political leaders that they have the Nile or an Amazon of thoughts. Adam Smith, too. He would deserve of being a big political boss. As he in reality also is. The best economic policy is conducted on the basis of his still valid thoughts on economics, which in turn are based on his Theory of Moral Sentiments presented in this book. No need, and no competence to go into the mydiad of details here. Overwhelming.
Secondly, some words about my first experience with Amazon's new improvements of Kindle. During the five years I have been using Kindle, it has changed, improved a lot. Many times I have had the feeling that Amazon has taken into account the suggestions I have made in my feedback. Perhaps, perhaps not needed, because they have been so obvious that anybody could have requested them and Amazon's skilled programmers could have worked on their own.
Two big improvements I see first time in this book. I do not know the proper term, but name it the 'surrounded screen'. And the X-ray property. By introducing the ingenious toggling between full screen and surrounded screen has brought to the ebook one of the still missing properties of paper book: 'leafing around'. Making the reading a cosy event. I would say that I alternate big screen and surrounded about half and half of the time. It is astonishing that the surrounded can really be read without trouble although it is given with remarkably smaller font. l use the surrounded for speedy reading, seem to grasp the whole screen with one glance, somehow picking the beef quicly, or use surrounded for speeding uninteresting spots of text.
The X-ray property is an excellent supplement for constant looking up in Wiki. An improvement to lookups, because there are summaries of several lookups and sorted list of persons, events etc. But Amazon could easily take a couple of further cock steps forwards. Google maps could be provided in connection to place names. With the fine properties of measuring distance, showing road and giving prepared information in pictures and summaries.
But then there is not but a cock step, but a big leap to be made by Amazon to make Kindle another Revolution of Learning. Not just looking up words in dictionaries but also saving for future needs and memorizing the word definitions just as I have made in MyeBooks. [...]
Five stars without any hesitation.
Hallolan
This is a must-read for anyone interested in politics, revolutionary-era America, economics, social responsibility, and how it compares to today's political climate. You hear about the Wealth of Nations at every turn, but this is a very important piece of that puzzle and should be considered just as important if not moreso because Smith addresses the inherent goodness of man that propels him to make compassionate decisions. It feels completely surreal to read this in today's current atmosphere.

That being said the book I received was quite a bit larger than I expected (it is not a small paperback), and it sometimes feels like I'm reading a textbook.
kolos
Adam Smith was NOT an economist. He was a moral philosopher who viewed morality through the lens of commercial activity. This book was written 17 years before An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations was released. It's a manifesto for sustainability. He wrote of an "invisible hand" in this book which is MUCH different from the one we've all grown up with from high school economics. This is the passage: They are led by an invisible hand to make nearly the same distribution of the necessaries of life, which would have been made, had the earth been divided into equal portions among all its inhabitants, and thus without intending it, without knowing it, advance the interest of society, and afford means to the multiplication of the species.
ZEr0
Firstly, this is a remarkably clear exegesis of an empirical theory of ethics that was highly influential in its time, but is little read today. It is clear and interesting and makes a good argument for the idea that there is a moral sense. It is, in fact, surprising how well the writing and reasoning stand the test of time. This is an accurate and complete edition without many of OCR problems which seem to plague other editions. If you are a professional philosopher or just enjoy ideas, this is a very sound edition for you.
Vudozilkree
I wish I had read this sooner. So much of our economic theories are built on what Adam Smith wrote; I wish many "liberals" and "progressives" read this book - it might enlighten them on important principles that make all men and women successful. I know it changed my thoughts and beliefs.
The Theory of Moral Sentiments download epub
Economics
Author: Adam Smith
ISBN: 1442147962
Category: Business & Money
Subcategory: Economics
Language: English
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 28, 2009)
Pages: 366 pages