Moral Sentiments: Sympathy, Duty, and Virtue in Adam Smith and Jane Austen

Theory of Moral Sentiments paired with Persuasion

READING LIST


Session I: Sympathy, Imagination, and Virtue

·      Smith, Adam. The Theory of Moral Sentiments. Edited by D. D. Raphael and A. L. Macfie. Indianapolis: Liberty Classics; Liberty Fund (Glasgow Edition), 1982.  Part I, "Of the Propriety of Actions".  Page(s): 9-66.


Session II: Judgment and Duty

·      Smith, Adam. The Theory of Moral Sentiments. Edited by D. D. Raphael and A. L. Macfie. Indianapolis: Liberty Classics; Liberty Fund (Glasgow Edition), 1982.  Part III, "Of the Foundation of our Judgements Concerning our own Sentiments and Conduct, and the Sense of Duty".  Page(s): 109-178.


Session III: Self-Command and the Betterment of One's Condition

·      Smith, Adam. The Theory of Moral Sentiments. Edited by D. D. Raphael and A. L. Macfie. Indianapolis: Liberty Classics; Liberty Fund (Glasgow Edition), 1982.  Part IV, "Of the Effects of Utility Upon the Sentiment of Approbation" and Part VI, Section iii, "Of Self-Command".  Page(s): 179-193 and 237-262.


Session IV: The Impartial Spectator, Moral Education, and Persuasion

·      Austen, Jane. Persuasion. Oxford and New York: Oxford World's Classics, 2004.  Volume I, Chapters 1-12.  Page(s): 1-98.


Session V: Sympathy, Duty, and Persuasion

·      Austen, Jane. Persuasion. Oxford and New York: Oxford World's Classics, 2004.  Volume II, Chapters 1-5.  Page(s): 99-131.


Session VI: The Moral Sentiments of Persuasion

·      Austen, Jane. Persuasion. Oxford and New York: Oxford World's Classics, 2004.  Volume II, Chapters 6-12.  Page(s): 131-203.