Simplified Theory of Moral Sentiments

SORAnomics (our proposed alternative to Economics) is based on David Hume's Science of Man, which we compile into metascience as a complement to the physical sciences. If science was one wing based on the physical universe, then metascience is another wing based on the metaphysical universe, allowing its believers to fly higher or attain greater things in their universe, more than materialists who only have one wing of science and spiritualists who only have one wing of religion.

Morality is a sub-science of metascience. For this reason, Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments has been simplified to be easier to understand.

This outline aims to guide decision-makers and future socio-economists faced with moral dilemmas so that their decisions will more likely benefit society instead of causing harm. The main difference between our moral system from those of Kantianism, Objectivism, Utilitarianism, Christianity, Islam, etc. is that ours is based on feeling or sentiment, as stated by David Hume. Our focus is to establish the correct understanding of our own feelings (through an impartial spectator as stated by Adam Smith and Eastern philosophy) so that the reasoning or logic that springs from it will be moral, or have a good effect on everyone and everything.

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Part 1: The Propriety of Action



Part 2: Merit and Demerit or the Objects of Reward and Punishment



Part 3: The Foundation of our Judgments concerning our own Sentiments and Conduct, and of the Sense of Duty




Part 4: The Effect Of Utility On Approbation




Part 5: The Influence of Custom and Fashion upon the Sentiments of Moral Approbation and Disapprobation




Part 6: The Character of Virtue


Part 7: Systems Of Moral Philosophy