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Présentation et traduction de Thomas Reid, "Leçon sur la Théorie des sentiments moraux du Dr Smith"

Abstract : The lecture of Thomas Reid (1710-1796) which is translated and presented here dates from his years as the Chair of Moral Philosophy in Glasgow. It comprises an uncompromising discussion of the “theory” of the previous holder of the Chair, Adam Smith (1723-1790). The “system of sympathy” set out in The Theory of Moral Sentiments is the focus of several objections, drawn from the arsenal Reid employs in his general attack on all forms of moral sentimentalism that rely one-sidedly on the affective component of evaluations. The text reveals that Francis Hutcheson and David Hume were not the only targets of this critique and highlights some of the difficulties and audacities of Adam Smith’s “theory of morals”.
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Laurent Jaffro. Présentation et traduction de Thomas Reid, "Leçon sur la Théorie des sentiments moraux du Dr Smith". Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale, Presses Universitaires de France, 2021, 110 (2), pp.231-255. ⟨halshs-03241655⟩

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