Adam Smith's "Theory of Moral Sentiments"

Reading List  



Session I: Sympathy and Propriety.

·      Smith, Adam. The Theory of Moral Sentiments. Edited by D. D. Raphael and A. L. Macfie. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1976, 1984.  I.i–ii.  Page(s): 9-43. (Book)


Session II: Final Causes, Moral Luck, and Providence.

·      Smith, Adam. The Theory of Moral Sentiments. Edited by D. D. Raphael and A. L. Macfie. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1976, 1984.  II.ii–iii and III.4–6.  Page(s): 78-108 and 156-178. (Book)


Session III: Conscience and Praiseworthiness.

·      Smith, Adam. The Theory of Moral Sentiments. Edited by D. D. Raphael and A. L. Macfie. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1976, 1984.  III.1–3.  Page(s): 109-156. (Book)


Session IV: Virtue and Commercial Society.

·      Smith, Adam. The Theory of Moral Sentiments. Edited by D. D. Raphael and A. L. Macfie. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1976, 1984.  I.iii and IV–V.  Page(s): 43-66 and 179-211. (Book)


Session V: Character and Moral Education.

·      Smith, Adam. The Theory of Moral Sentiments. Edited by D. D. Raphael and A. L. Macfie. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1976, 1984.  VI.  Page(s): 212-264. (Book)


Session VI: Theorizing Moral Sentiments.

·      Smith, Adam. The Theory of Moral Sentiments. Edited by D. D. Raphael and A. L. Macfie. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1976, 1984.  VII.i–iii.  Page(s): 265-327. (Book)