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The Impartial SpectatorAdam Smith's Moral Philosophy$
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D. D. Raphael

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199213337

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213337.001.0001

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Spectator Theory

Spectator Theory

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(p.27) 4 Spectator Theory
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The Impartial Spectator
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D. D. Raphael

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213337.003.0004

Explanation of moral judgement in terms of the feelings of spectators is found in Hutcheson and Hume as well as in Adam Smith. Smith's theory marks an advance on the other two.

Keywords:   Adam Smith, benevolence, conscience, disinterested, Hume, Hutcheson, moral sense, moral sentiment, spectators, sympathy

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