Utilitarianism and Liberty, Smith in a Historical Context - Cervantes Don Quixote - Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria - Lecture 7 of 25 - Video-lecture

Video-lecture, Social Psychology

Description: Adam Smith's ideas about self-interest should be understood as a precursor in some ways to John Stuart Mill's thinking on utilitarianism. Professor Szelenyi discusses, but does not resolve, the complexities of Adam Smith's moral and ethical positions staked out in The Theory of Moral Sentiments ncluding a focus on sympathy and the most widespread economic interpretation of Smith and The Wealth of Nations that he is the economist of self-interest.
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