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By Ryan Patrick Hanley

fresh years have witnessed a renewed debate over the prices at which some great benefits of loose markets were obtained. This ebook revisits the ethical and political philosophy of Adam Smith, capitalism's founding father, to recuperate his knowing of the morals of the industry age. In so doing it illuminates a vital albeit ignored facet of Smith's venture: his analysis of the moral ills of industrial societies and the therapy he complicated to medication them. concentrating on Smith's research of the mental and social ills endemic to advertisement society - anxiousness and restlessness, inauthenticity and mediocrity, alienation and individualism - it argues that Smith sought to strive against corruption by way of cultivating the virtues of prudence, magnanimity and beneficence. the end result constitutes a brand new morality for modernity, immediately a synthesis of industrial, classical and Christian virtues and a normative reaction to at least one of the main urgent political difficulties of Smith's day and ours.

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