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The theory of moral sentiments 44 editions

Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments by Adam Smith
About the Book

The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Smith’s first and in his own mind most important work, outlines his view of proper conduct and the institutions and sentiments that make men virtuous. Here he develops his doctrine of the impartial spectator, whose hypothetical disinterested judgment we must use to distinguish right from wrong in any given situation. We by nature pursue our self-interest, according to Smith. This makes independence or self-command an instinctive good, and neutral rules as difficult to craft as they are necessary. But society is not held together merely by neutral rules; it is held together by sympathy. Smith argues that we naturally share the emotions and to a certain extent the physical sensations we witness in others. Sharing the sensations of our fellows, we seek to maximize their pleasures and minimize their pains so that we may share in their joys and enjoy their expressions of affection and approval. - Publisher.

44 editions First published in 1759

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Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments
1759, Printed for A. Millar, Edinburgh
The theory of moral sentiments
Microform in English
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments
1761, Printed for A. Millar, A. Kincaid and J. Bell in Edinburgh
The theory of moral sentiments
Microform in English - 2nd ed
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments
1761, printed for A. Millar; and A. Kincaid and J. Bell, in Edinburgh
The theory of moral sentiments
Microform in English - The second edition.
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments.
1761, Printed for A. Millar, A. Kincaid and J. Bell in Edinburgh
The theory of moral sentiments.
in English - 2d ed.
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments.
1767, Printed for A. Millar, A. Kincaid and J. Bell in Edinburgh; and sold by T. Cadell
The theory of moral sentiments.
in English - 3d ed.
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments
1774, printed for W. Strahan, J. & F. Rivington, W. Johnston, T. Longman; and T. Cadell; and W. Creech
The theory of moral sentiments
Microform in English - The fourth edition.
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments
1774, Printed for W. Strahan, J. & F. Rivington, W. Johnston, T. Longman; and T. Cadell ..., and W. Creech at Edinburgh
The theory of moral sentiments
in English - The fourth edition. --
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments
1777, Printed for J. Beatty and C. Jackson ...
The theory of moral sentiments
in English - The sixth edition. --
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments
1777, Printed for J. Beatty and C. Jackson
The theory of moral sentiments
in English - 6th ed
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments
1781, printed for W. Strahan, J. and F. Rivington, T. Longman; and T. Cadell; and W. Creech at Edinburgh
The theory of moral sentiments
Microform in English - The fifth edition.
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments
1790, printed for A. Strahan; and A. Cadell; and W. Creech, and J. Bell & Co. at Edinburgh
The theory of moral sentiments
Microform in English - The sixth edition, with considerable additions and corrections. In two volumes.
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments
1792, printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell; and W. Creech, and J. Bell & Co. at Edinburgh
The theory of moral sentiments
Microform in English - The seventh edition. In two volumes. ..
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments
1793, printed and sold by J. J. Tourneisen
The theory of moral sentiments
Microform in English - A new edition. ..
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments
1797, Printed for A. Strahan and T. Cadell, jun. and W. Davies ... and W. Creech and J. Bell & Co. at Edinburgh
The theory of moral sentiments
in English - 8th ed.
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments
1801, Printed by A. Strahan, for T. Cadell [and others]
The theory of moral sentiments
in English - 9th ed.
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments
1801, Printed by A. Strahan, for T. Cadell [and others]
The theory of moral sentiments
- 9th ed.
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments
1801, Printed by A. Strahan for T. Cadell
The theory of moral sentiments
in English - 9th ed.
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments
1801, Printed by A. Strahan ..., for T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies ...; and W. Creech, and J. Bell and Co. at Edinburgh
The theory of moral sentiments
in English - The ninth edition; in two volumes.
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments
1804, Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies..., w. Creech, and Bell and Bradfute
The theory of moral sentiments
in English - The tenth edition.
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1809, R. Chapman
The theory of moral sentiments
in English - 12th ed. Enriched with a portrait and life of the author.
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments
1812, Printed for T. Cadell [and others]
The theory of moral sentiments
in English - 11th ed
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments
1817, Wells and Lilly
The theory of moral sentiments
in English - From the last [eleventh] English edition
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments
1822, Published by Evert Duyckinck, George Long, Samuel Campbell, James A. Burtus, Collins & Hannay, Wiley & Halsted, and R. & W. A. Bartow
The theory of moral sentiments
in English
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments
1853, H. G. Bohn
The theory of moral sentiments
in English - New ed.
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments
1861, Bohn
The theory of moral sentiments
in English - New ed. / with a biographical and critical memoir of the author by Dugald Stewart.
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments
1887, G. Bell & Sons
The theory of moral sentiments
in English - New ed. With a biographical and critical memoir of the author, by Dugald Stewart.
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments
1892, G. Bell & Sons
The theory of moral sentiments
in English - New ed. With a biographical and critical memoir of the author, by Dugald Stewart.
Cover of: Teoría de los sentimientos morales
1941, El Colegio de México
Teoría de los sentimientos morales
in Spanish - 1a ed. española.
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments.
1966, A. M. Kelley
The theory of moral sentiments.
in English
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments.
1966, Augustus M. Kelley, Frank Cass
The theory of moral sentiments.
in English
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments.
1966, Kelley
The theory of moral sentiments.
in English
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments.
1969, Arlington House
The theory of moral sentiments.
in English
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments.
1971, Garland Pub.
The theory of moral sentiments.
in English
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments
1976, Clarendon Press
The theory of moral sentiments
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments
1976, Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press
The theory of moral sentiments
in English
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments
1976, Liberty Classics
The theory of moral sentiments
in English
Cover of: Theorie der ethischen Gefühle
1977, F. Meiner
Theorie der ethischen Gefühle
in German
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments
1982, Liberty Classics
The theory of moral sentiments
Paperback in English
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments
1982, Liberty Fund
The theory of moral sentiments
Paperback in English
Cover of: Théorie des sentiments moraux
1999, Presses universitaires de France
Théorie des sentiments moraux
in French
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments
2000, Prometheus Books
The theory of moral sentiments
in English
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments
2002, Cambridge University Press
The theory of moral sentiments
in English
Cover of: Dao de qing cao lun =
2007, Jiu zhou chu ban she
Dao de qing cao lun =
in Chinese
Cover of: The theory of moral sentiments
2009, Penguin Books
The theory of moral sentiments
in English

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