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Some thoughts on moral duties

I came across a blog post while browsing through Reddit’s philosophy subforum* concerning Adam Smith’s theory of duties. As the writer says,

“According to Smith, you know an act is right when an impartial spectator would sympathize (or empathize) with the emotions motivating your act. 1,874 more words


The 'Invisible Hand' Phenomenon in Philosophy and Economics

Here is the intro to Gavin Kennedy’s chapter.

This chapter discusses Adam Smith’s rhetorical use of the ‘invisible hand’ in the context of his teachings on metaphors as figures of speech in his lectures on Rhetoric (Edinburgh, 1748-51; Glasgow, 1752-64 ( 204 more words

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Validating And Verifying Capitalism

Definition – What is Capitalism?

Capitalism, in its purest form, is the economic freedom to be completely free from any restrictions that have nothing to do with banning violent crime or banning property crime. 1,120 more words

Brendan’s reply, to which I’m responding, can be found here, and the first half of my reaction to Brendan’s reply is posted as:Reading Marx: comparing more notes with Brendan on the meaning of abstract labour…

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Hokies Basketball: Boston College at Virginia Tech Prediction

The Virginia Tech Hokies played a tough game this past weekend in John Paul Jones Arena against the #2 Virginia Cavaliers. The Hokies were close at halftime, but the Cavaliers pulled away in the second half to a fairly easy 12-point victory. 367 more words

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