A Poem about a Louse

  • Gavin Kennedy


One way to pass through your mind’s window into Smith’s theory of the impartial spectator is to start with a poem by Robert Burns:

‘O wad some Pow’r the giftie gie us

To see oursels as ithers see us!

It wad frae monie a blunder free us,

An’ foolish notion;’1


Moral Sentiment Safe Knowledge Impartial Spectator Fatal Weakness Blatant Disregard 
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© Gavin Kennedy 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gavin Kennedy
    • 1
  1. 1.EdinburghUK

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