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Smith study guide - SmithOutline TMS

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Smith Outline TMS Sentiment: a view or attitude toward a situation or event; an opinion, a general feeling or opinion, a feeling or emotion impartial spectator is the man abreast self-love has the capacity to deform the impartial spectator. . . impartial spectator could be called our conscience. problem: if morality is rooted in feeling. . what is reason's role? . . . knowledge of the situation Different from aristotle. . no baggage about early childhood rearing. even the most coarse person has sympathy. no entry requirement. The moral implies the universal. The actual views of others should in theory align with the man abreast. pg. 15. .. shame. Emotions relate us to one another. Moral and cultural relativism For smith, rules are not the cause of these feelings we have. .. they are a secondary consequence. . we describe responses in terms of rules. What allows for / causes sympathy so that it can arise to a moral sentiment? Imagination. . . . To have knowledge of the situation in conjuction with imagination. .. We tend to give in to the judgment of others. . TMS is a moral account based on moral psychology. But how far can it take us in terms of universality. .. differing cultures etc. .. Conscience is supposed to be universal in a very particular sense. We have sentiments in response to the actions of others. . rooted in approval or disapproval. . if we approve of them, we experience a moral feeling of praise, if we disapprove, we experience repulsion. Ch. 1: Opening: Our nature causes us to seek identification with the emotions of others.
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