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History of Political Economy (1986) 18 (3): 365–382.
Published: 01 September 1986
...Jeffrey T. Young History of Political Economy 18:3 0 1986 by Duke University Press CCC 00 18-2702/86/$1.50 The impartial spectator and natural jurisprudence: an interpretation...
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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (3): 425–441.
Published: 01 September 2010
... this proposed interpretation, but even on its own TMS is a book promoting commercial societies. The article develops as follows. The next two sections illustrate how, in TMS, Smith describes the process of developing moral conduct. The impartiality of our judgment, a requirement for becoming moral...
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History of Political Economy (1990) 22 (4): 643–657.
Published: 01 November 1990
... welfare, or the common good, which underpins Smith’s definition. In this paper I investigate Smith’s notion of public welfare as it relates to the growth of real output per person. I argue, first, that Smith’s notion of the common good is directly related to the idea of the impartial spectator...
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History of Political Economy (1987) 19 (3): 447–468.
Published: 01 September 1987
... the concept of an “impar- tial spectator “the well informed spectator, . . . the man within the breast, the great judge and arbiter of their [human] conduct” (ibid. 130). The measure of approval this impartial spectator feels for an individual’s action is determined by the degree...
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History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (3): 451–468.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of a stranger in front of us is most likely the most impartial and therefore the most useful to help us develop that impartiality needed for the unbiasing of our own judgments. In earlier work, I demonstrated the moralizing role of distance, and there- fore of commerce, in Smith (Paganelli 2010). Here, I...
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History of Political Economy (2001) 33 (3): 387–410.
Published: 01 September 2001
... Sciences 3.2 : 180 -91. Kaneko, Mamoru. 1984 . On Interpersonal Utility Comparisons. Social Choice and Welfare 1.3 : 165 -75. Karni, Edi, and John A. Weymark. 1998 . An Informationally Parsimonious Impartial Observer Theorem. Social Choice and Welfare 15.3 : 321 -32. Katz, Robert L...
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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (2): 413–415.
Published: 01 June 2011
... of other people, the natural preference which every man has for his own happiness above that of other people, is what no impartial spectator can go along with. Every man is, no doubt, by nature, first and principally recommended to his own care; and as he is fitter to take care of himself...
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History of Political Economy (1997) 29 (4): 675–684.
Published: 01 November 1997
... of the Wealth of Nations . Edited by A. S. Skinner and R. H. Campbell. Oxford: Clarendon Press. (WN) Tuck , R. 1979 . Natural Rights Theories: Their Origin and Development . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Young , Jeffrey T. 1986 . The Impartial Spectator and Natural Jurisprudence...
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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (2): 257–271.
Published: 01 June 2011
... use of his thought-experiment of the impartial spectator as a device for reasoned self-scrutiny, of which, he thought, reasoning human beings are perfectly capable. As Smith ([1759] 2010, 133) put it: We can never survey our own sentiments and motives, we can never form any judgment...
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History of Political Economy (1995) 27 (4): 755–773.
Published: 01 November 1995
... Press. Young , Jeffrey 1986 . Natural Jurisprudence and the Impartial Spectator: A Reconsideration of Adam Smith's Theory of Value. HOPE 18 . 3 : 365 -82. Young , Jeffrey 1990 . David Hume and Adam Smith on Value Premises in Economics. HOPE 22 . 4 : 643 -57. Young , Jeffrey...
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History of Political Economy (2005) 37 (Suppl_1): 91–119.
Published: 01 December 2005
... impartial spectator. This produces a tension between unintended order and intervention, which recurs throughout both TMS and WN. The instances of tension between commutative justice, utility, and equity in TMS map into parallel instances in WN. Smith’s position on the role of the state is, thus, complex...
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History of Political Economy (1999) 31 (4): 775–776.
Published: 01 November 1999
... and Wealth of Nations are entwined. 776 Book Reviews Young represents Smith’s moral framework as follows: Moral values are based not on utility but on the sympathy of spectators-natural values on an abstract impartial spectator. Key dimensions of virtue are justice and beneficence...
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History of Political Economy (1984) 16 (4): 619–638.
Published: 01 November 1984
... sentiments and the Wealth of nation It is argued that Smith’s theory of the impartial spectator holds the key to understanding his notion of natural justice and that this, in turn, forms the cornerstone of his whole theory of jurisprudence. In Smith’s words, “jurisprudence is that science which...
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History of Political Economy (1998) 30 (3): 489–513.
Published: 01 September 1998
... of an impartial observer. In other words, self-interest-based natural liberty can be neither a sufficient nor a necessary condition for the desirable social organization. Does this mean that there is an inherent contradiction in Smith’s work? I do not believe so. In my view, the TMS is not a book...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (1): 55–83.
Published: 01 March 2014
...- quillity and “real happiness”? It was in answer to that question, with the introduction of the “impartial spectator,” that Smith proposed his contri- bution to the understanding of “moral sentiments,” the idea being that (some) moral agents derive their tranquillity from behavior that attracts...
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History of Political Economy (1995) 27 (3): 449–476.
Published: 01 September 1995
... and reasonable and, therefore, would earn the concurrence of the impartial spectator. Therefore, the natural price for a good or service implies that each of the suppliers of resources to the good’s production is justly compensated, reflecting the community’s generally agreed upon standards of justice...
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History of Political Economy (1997) 29 (4): 685–689.
Published: 01 November 1997
... into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations . Edited by A. S. Skinner and R. H. Campbell. Oxford: Clarendon Press. (WN) Young , Jeffrey T. 1986 . Natural Jurisprudence and the Impartial Spectator: A Reconsideration of Adam Smith's Theory of Value. HOPE 18 . 3 : 365 -82. Young , Jeffrey T...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (3): 363–394.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Tyranny Stifles the Economy by Stunting Workers . New York : Monthly Review Press . Phillipson Nicholas T. 2010 . Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life . New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press . Raphael David Daiches . 2007 . The Impartial Spectator: Adam Smith's Moral Philosophy...
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History of Political Economy (2006) 38 (3): 437–471.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Consequently, the rights of the poor may be implicit rather than explicit. Their absence from Smithʼs listing of rights in the Lectures on Jurisprudence may merely refl ect their absence from the statute books rather than the opin- ions of an impartial spectator.10 Equally, there are rights...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (1): 201–204.
Published: 01 February 2020
..., differently from Hume, justice is derived from our natural resentment moderated by our impartial spectator. In Smith, justice is the institutionalization of impartial resentment, not an instrumental convention for the promotion of self-interest. In Smith, like in Hume, sociability is possible without...