Some Ear-Picking Comments on Adam Smith, Feminism and Deception

  • Shaun P. Hargreaves Heap


These papers make welcome connections between Adam Smith and some contemporary feminist arguments. To see how these connections might arise, I begin with a quick sketch of Adam Smith’s discussion of how morality comes to influence action.


Neoclassical Economic Moral Sentiment Mainstream Economic Human Fulfilment Pure Order 
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  1. Gilligan Carol, (1982): In a Different Voice. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.Google Scholar
  2. Flax, Jane (1990): Thinking Fragments: Psychoanalysis, Feminism and Postmodernism. Berkeley: University of California Press.Google Scholar
  3. Smith, Adam (1759/1976): Theory of Moral Sentiments. Raphael, D. D., Macfie, A. L. (eds.). Oxford: Clarendon Press.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shaun P. Hargreaves Heap
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  1. 1.School of Economic and Social StudiesUniversity of East AngliaNorwichUK

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