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dc.contributor.authorCrowder, Rachel E.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:37:18Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:37:18Z
dc.date.issued2012-04-26en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05162012-153717en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/32889
dc.description.abstractIn this paper I offer an analysis of the Adam Smith Problem. This Problem arises from perceived inconsistencies between Smithâ s economic work, The Wealth of Nations, and his moral theory, the Theory of Moral Sentiments. I argue that far from being inconsistent with Smithâ s economic theory, his moral theory serves as a necessary foundation. I suggest that, because he takes humans to be moral by nature, Smith defends social capitalism which requires moral economic agents rather than homo economicus. I then sketch some specific implications for the moral limits of Smithian social systems.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartCrowder_RE_T_2012.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectAdam Smithen_US
dc.subjectvirtueen_US
dc.subjectcapitalismen_US
dc.subjectvalueen_US
dc.titleExamining â The Adam Smith Problemâ : Individuals, Society, and Valueen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPhilosophyen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePhilosophyen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairPitt, Joseph C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMoehler, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPatton, Lydia K.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05162012-153717/en_US
dc.date.sdate2012-05-16en_US
dc.date.rdate2012-05-31
dc.date.adate2012-05-31en_US


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