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The Theory of Moral Sentiments

Adam Smith

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The Theory of Moral Sentiments is a book by Scottish economist Adam Smith, first published in 1759. It contains the framework for his later book, The Wealth of Nations, and is a treatise on moral philosophy and sentiments. The book is split into seven parts: Propriety of Action; Of Merit and Demerit; or, of the Objects of Reward and Punishment; Of the Foundation of our Judgments concerning our own Sentiments and Conduct, and of the Sense of Duty; Of the Effect of Utility upon the Sentiment of Approbation; Of the Influence of Custom and Fashion upon the Sentiments of Moral Approbation and Disapprobation; Of the Character of Virtue; and, Of Systems of Moral Philosophy.

This book has 231 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1759.

Production notes: This e-book of The Theory of Moral Sentiments was published by Global Grey on the 4th November 2021. The artwork used for the cover is 'The Committee on Moral Books' by Jehan Georges Vibert.

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