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Adam Smith als Moralphilosoph

Ed. by Fricke, Christel / Schütt, Hans-Peter

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    August 2008
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    For several years now, Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759) has been attracting increasing attention. Smith is concerned not only with the question of rational grounds for moral action, but also and above all with moral feelings and a corresponding moral education. Thus his theory offers a promising alternative to the theories of David Hume and Immanuel Kant, which have often been cited in past debates. Working from the moral philosophy of Adam Smith, who is known principally as a political economist, it is possible to develop a many-facetted contribution to present-day debates (liberalism, business ethics). This volume, with papers by renowned moral philosophers and Adam Smith scholars, documents thevarious perspectives from whichAdam Smith's moral philosophy is of particular interest today.

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    Christel Fricke is Professor of Philosophy in the Philosophy Department of the University of Oslo, Norway.

    Hans-Peter Schütt is Head of the Philosophy Department of the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.


    "Dieser Sammelband verdient seinen Namen wirklich, präsentiert er doch ganz verschiedene Perspektiven auf die Smith'sche Theorie, die zusammengenommen ein äußerst nuanciertes, wenn auch keineswegs widerspruchsfreies Adam Smith-Bild ergeben."
    Christian Strub in: Philosophisches Jahrbuch 2/2007

    "Welch ein Frühlingsvergnügen! Heute schon Adam Smith gelesen? [...] Mit dem Band von Fricke und Schütt steht entdeckungshungrigen Lesern ein verläßlicher und geistvoller Cicerone zur Seite."
    Michael Pawlik in: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Mai 2006

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