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Social and Political Laws

Athol Fitzgibbons

in Adam Smith's System of Liberty, Wealth, and Virtue

Published in print November 1997 | ISBN: 9780198292883
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596247 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198292880.003.0007
Social and Political Laws

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Explains that Smith's theory of jurisprudence was derived from the principle of impartiality as perceived by an impartial spectator. It points out that for scientific reasons Smith elevated justice over benevolence and the other virtues, and discusses the implications.

Keywords: benevolence; commutative justice; impartiality; jurisprudence; science of music

Chapter.  6614 words. 

Subjects: History of Economic Thought

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