Theory of Moral Sentiments Index

Simplified by Juan

SORAnomics (our proposed alternative to Economics) is based on metaphysics, specifically the aspect that deals in moral philosophy. 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.


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

Source: Econlib
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