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    [Book Review] Adam Smith and the Virtues of Enlightenment. [REVIEW]James R. Otteson - 1999 - Ethics 111 (3):634-636.
    Charles Griswold has written a comprehensive philosophical study of Smith's moral and political thought. Griswold sets Smith's work in the context of the Enlightenment and relates it to current discussions in moral and political philosophy. Smith's appropriation as well as criticism of ancient philosophy, and his carefully balanced defence of a liberal and humane moral and political outlook, are also explored. This 1999 book is a major philosophical and historical reassessment of a key figure in the Enlightenment that will be (...)
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    Adam Smith’s Marketplace of Life.James R. Otteson - 2002 - Cambridge University Press.
    Adam Smith wrote two books, one about economics and the other about morality. How do these books go together? How do markets and morality mix? James Otteson provides a comprehensive examination and interpretation of Smith's moral theory and demonstrates how his conception of morality applies to his understanding of markets, language and other social institutions. Considering Smith's notions of natural sympathy, the impartial spectator, human nature and human conscience, the author addresses whether Smith thinks that moral judgments enjoy a transcendent (...)
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    Adam Smith and the Great Mind Fallacy: James R. Otteson.James R. Otteson - 2010 - Social Philosophy and Policy 27 (1):276-304.
    Adam Smith raised a series of obstacles to effective large-scale social planning. In this paper, I draw these Smithian obstacles together to construct what I call the “Great Mind Fallacy,” or the belief that there exists some person or persons who can overcome the obstacles Smith raises. The putative scope of the Great Mind Fallacy is larger than one might initially suppose, which I demonstrate by reviewing several contemporary thinkers who would seem to commit it. I then address two ways (...)
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    Adam Smith.James Otteson - 2013 - In Roger Crisp (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the History of Ethics. Oxford University Press.
    The Theory of Moral Sentiments is Adam Smith's major contribution to ethical thought. Although it underwent six revisions during his lifetime, its primary arguments did not change, and this chapter focuses on those aspects that remain constant, beginning with an overview of Smith's theory followed by a discussion of the main elements of the theory. Smith presents morality as systems of overlapping spontaneous order that arise unintentionally based on continuous interactions, reactions, and responses to feedback. Although the philosopher can discover (...)
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  5. How High Does the Impartial Spectator Go?James Otteson - 2011 - In Paul Oslington (ed.), Adam Smith as Theologian. Routledge.
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    The Recurring "Adam Smith Problem".James R. Otteson - 2000 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 17 (1):51 - 74.
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    Limits on Our Obligation to Give.James R. Otteson - 2000 - Public Affairs Quarterly 14 (3):183-203.
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    Review of Leonidas Montes: Adam Smith in Context: A Critical Reassessment of Some Central Components of His Thought[REVIEW]James R. Otteson - 2005 - Journal of Scottish Philosophy 3 (1):98-102.
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    Adam Smith's First Market: The Development of Language.James Otteson - 2002 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 19 (1):65 - 86.
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    Actual Ethics.James R. Otteson - 2006 - Cambridge University Press.
    Actual Ethics offers a moral defense of the 'classical liberal' political tradition and applies it to several of today's vexing moral and political issues. James Otteson argues that a Kantian conception of personhood and an Aristotelian conception of judgment are compatible and even complementary. He shows why they are morally attractive, and perhaps most controversially, when combined, they imply a limited, classical liberal political state. Otteson then addresses several contemporary problems - wealth and poverty, public education, animal welfare, and affirmative (...)
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  11. Adam Smith: Selected Philosophical Writings.James Otteson - 2006 - Appraisal 6.
     
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    Private Judgment, Individual Liberty, and the Role of the State.James R. Otteson - 2002 - Journal of Social Philosophy 33 (3):491–511.
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    Adam Smith and the Virtues of Enlightenment.James R. Otteson - 2000 - Philosophical and Phenomenological Research 61 (3):714-718.
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    The Impartial Spectator: Adam Smith's Moral Philosophy.James R. Otteson - 2008 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 46 (2):pp. 326-327.
    This is a puzzling and ultimately frustrating book. It is puzzling because, while its author suggests he has made an extensive review of secondary literature , there are in fact many curious omissions, including recent important work that bears directly on the book’s topic. Perhaps Raphael’s low opinion of some economists’ commentary on Smith disinclines him to look at the work of more recent economic historians, some of which is excellent, and of philosophers whose commentary is influenced by that of (...)
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    Alexander Broadie, A History of Scottish Philosophy. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2009 (Cloth) and 2010 (Paper). Viii ++ 392 Pp. $$140 Cloth, $$40 Paper. ISBN 9780748616275. [REVIEW]James R. Otteson - 2011 - Journal of Scottish Philosophy 9 (2):244-249.
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    Adam Smith on Justice, Social Justice, and Ultimate Justice.James R. Otteson - 2017 - Social Philosophy and Policy 34 (1):123-143.
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    Garrett Cullity, The Moral Demands of Affluence: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. 286 + Viii Pp. ISBN 0-199-20415-2, $29.95 Pb.James R. Otteson - 2011 - Journal of Value Inquiry 45 (1):91-96.
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    Letters to the Editor.James R. Otteson, Christopher Robin DeFusco, Arthur H. Prince, Elmer Sprague, Greg P. Hodes & John Davenport - 1999 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 73 (2):109 - 114.
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    Fleischacker, Samuel. A Third Concept of Liberty: Judgment and Freedom in Kant and Adam Smith. [REVIEW]James R. Otteson - 2000 - Review of Metaphysics 54 (2):426-428.
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    Adam Smiths Marketplace of Morals.James Otteson - 2002 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 84 (2):190-211.
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    Adam Smith on the Emergence of Morals: A Reply to Eugene Heath.James R. Otteson - 2000 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 8 (3):545 – 551.
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    The Impartial Spectator: Adam Smith's Moral Philosophy[REVIEW]James R. Otteson - 2008 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 46 (2):326-327.
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    Adam Smith and the Virtues of Enlightenment.James R. Otteson - 2000 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 61 (3):714-718.
    This is clearly a major study of Adam Smith, and all future scholarship will have to reckon with it. Though it has flaws, they are outweighed by the extraordinary care and thoroughness of Griswold’s analysis.
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    Editor's Introduction.James R. Otteson - 2009 - Journal of Scottish Philosophy 7 (1):1-8.
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  25. Adam Smith: Selected Philosophical Writings.James R. Otteson (ed.) - 2004 - Imprint Academic.
    Adam Smith studied under Francis Hutcheson at the University of Glasgow, befriended David Hume while lecturing on rhetoric and jurisprudence in Edinburgh, was elected Professor of Logic, Professor of Moral Philosophy, Vice-rector, and eventually Lord Rector of the University of Glasgow, and, along with Hutcheson, Hume, and a few others, went on to become one of the chief figures of the astonishing period of learning known as the Scottish Enlightenment.He is the author of two books: The Theory of Moral Sentiments (...)
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  26. A Third Concept of Liberty: Judgment and Freedom in Kant and Adam Smith. [REVIEW]James R. Otteson - 2000 - Review of Metaphysics 54 (2):426-427.
    This book has two central theses. First, there is a third concept of liberty, between Isaiah Berlin’s “negative” and “positive,” which is superior to both as a guide for political policy. This third concept is the liberty of judgment, which requires communities to structure themselves so as to allow the greatest possible scope for individuals to exercise their natural human judgment.
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  27. Honorable Business: A Framework for Business in a Just and Humane Society.James R. Otteson - 2019 - Oup Usa.
    Infamous cases like Enron and Bernie Madoff question whether business is an inherently dubious activity. Honorable Business argues that there is, in fact, such a thing as honorable business, which seeks to generate value not only for itself but for all parties to its transactions-and to society generally.
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  28. Seven Deadly Economic Sins: Obstacles to Prosperity and Happiness Every Citizen Should Know.James R. Otteson - 2021 - Cambridge University Press.
    You have heard of the Seven Deadly Sins: pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, and sloth. Each is a natural human weakness that impedes happiness. In addition to these vices, however, there are economic sins as well. And they, too, wreak havoc on our lives and in society. They can seem intuitively compelling, yet they lead to waste, loss, and forgone prosperity. In this thoughtful and compelling book, James Otteson tells the story of seven central economic fallacies, explaining why they (...)
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