Carnegie Mellon University
09/15/2015Go to resource
Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759) lays out his moral philosophy, and provides the philosophical and psychological underpinnings of the better-known Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776). In this video, prepared for the History of Economic Thought course for economics majors at Northwestern University, I highlight the main ideas in Theory of Moral Sentiments and their relevance to Smith's subsequent works. Part of a larger course, Great Economists Classical Economics and Its Forerunners.