The Function of Sympathy or Sympathizing in Adam Smith's Ethical Thoughts

Modern Philosophy 5:111-117 (2007)

Abstract
• Adam Smith's famous 18th century moral philosopher and the founder of Western classical economics. • Adam Smith's sympathy in the ethical system of thought has multiple meanings. • Adam Smith sympathy is not only the construction and evaluation tool for their moral and ethical epistemology as its economic foundation. Smith's sympathy for us to take on "Adam Smith Problem •" provide a unique perspective. Adam Smith was a famous moral philosopher and a founder of Western classical economics. Sympathy or sympathizing has many meanings in Adam Smith's system of ethical thoughts. Sympathizing is not only a tool by which Adam Smith established and valued his moral sentiments, and also became an epistemological basis of his economical ethics. Smith's theory of sympathy or sympathizing has provided an unique perspective for our grasping "Adam Smith Problem"
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