Studies in Philosophy and Education 34 (5):525-529 (2015)

Authors
Eric Bredo
University of Toronto, St. George Campus
Abstract
Aspects of Adam Smith’s thought are introduced to help evaluate Weinstein’s reconsideration. Where Newton sought universal principles to explain planetary movement, Smith sought universal principles to explain human conduct. His theory of moral sentiments considered the role of sympathetic responses to others, and the resulting desire to harmonize responses in differing relationships, as a motive for moral thinking and conduct. His theory of reasoning explored the roles of pleasure, surprise, and wonder in sequential phases of thinking. Weinstein finds the pluralism and emotional sensitivity of Smith’s approach appealing, as do I. However, Weinstein seems too quick to reject logic and replace it with rhetorical narrative, and to view imagination and emotion as “true.” Clearer and more consistent use of key concepts would also be helpful
Keywords Smith  Moral sentiments  Conduct  Reason  Weinstein
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s)
DOI 10.1007/s11217-015-9479-y
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 64,046
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Adam Smith.Jack Weinstein - 2008 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Adam Smith and the Educative Critique: A Response to My Commentators.Jack Russell Weinstein - 2015 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 34 (5):541-550.
Adam Smith's Account of Justice Between Naturalness and Historicity.Lisa Herzog - 2014 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 52 (4):703-726.
On Three Defenses of Sentimentalism.Noriaki Iwasa - 2013 - Prolegomena 12 (1):61-82.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2015-06-26

Total views
20 ( #540,126 of 2,454,442 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #449,269 of 2,454,442 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes