The Theory of Moral Sentiments
ISBN 9781101460016 | 528 pages | 26 Jan 2010 | Penguin Classics | 18 - AND UP
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The 250th-anniversary edition of the influential treatise on social responsibility that has shaped leaders from Bill Gates to Barack Obama"One of the truly outstanding books in the intellectual history of the world...A global manifesto of profound significance to the interdependent world in which we live. It is indeed a book of amazing reach and contemporary relevance."
Best known for his revolutionary free-market economics treatise The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith was first and foremost a moral philosopher. In his first book, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, he investigated the flip side of economic self-interest: the interest of the greater good. Smith’s classic work advances ideas about conscience, moral judgment, and virtue that have taken on renewed importance in business and politics.
-Amartya Sen, from the Introduction