00:01    |    
Initial credits
00:06    |    
00:42    |    
Adam smith's tombstone 
01:27    |    
Spiral of the Self 
The self engaged 
Conflict between multiple selves
The composed enduring self
Multiple enduring selves
Undelying subconcious self
The soul
05:07    |    
Ecology of sympathy
Amiable and respectable virtues
Command of the passions 
Quote, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Adam Smith (1759) 
10:35    |    
Universal benevolence
Man in the breast
Universal ethical standards 
Impartial spectator
Classical liberalism in Smith's book
16:49    |    
Commutative justice
18:27    |    
A society of equals
Morals among equal relationships
Morals among superior-inferior relationships
23:56    |    
Subject of the book The Theory of Moral Sentiments
24:27    |    
Organizing social affairs 
25:58    |    
Active moral agency, humanity and virtue
27:16    |    
Thought experiments
Passive sentiment
Active moral agency
Principles influenced by passive or active situations
Effectivenes in turning benevolent sentiments into beneficent results
34:12    |    
Limits of knowledge
36:03    |    
Focus in the effectivness of our benevolence
36:24    |    
Persuit of honest income
The hockey stick blade
Morally authorized income
41:41    |    
Difference between Smith and XX century libertarians
Holding politics responsible 
Impartial spectator in religion 
44:04    |    
Question and answer period 
Why are people caring for people that are far away?
Taking an active role 
Comment regarding Greed
47:07    |    
Final credits




Ethical Outlook of Adam Smith

13 de octubre de 2014   | Vistas: 22 |  

Daniel Klein expounds the ethical outlook of Adam Smith by using as reference his book The Theory of Moral Sentiments that underpins Smith's philosophy regarding the Self. He points out in detail different concepts from the book such as the two sets of virtues, the social ecology of symphaty, the spiral of the human being, among others. He proceeds to address the topic of the parcial spectator and the man within the breast. He suggests that this analysis of virtues has a deep classical liberal undercurrent. Klein explains what commutative justice is and it's relation with equal-equal and superior-inferior relationships. He regards that an active moral agency will awake our humanity.

Daniel is professor at the Mercatus Center, George Mason University. He published research on policy issues including toll roads, urban…


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