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The Ends of Nature

  • Gavin Kennedy

Abstract

If we wish to understand human nature we have to visit the guiding principle of human existence.1 Smith anticipated this notion and it brought him closest to a religious explanation of the themes of Moral Sentiments. Smith, however, ducked a potential religious challenge to his ideas by writing in an overtly religious ‘code’ that appeared to accept the Deistic verities. By doing so he escaped the morbid attention of zealots.

Keywords

Good Action Human Existence Moral Sentiment Unbroken Chain Religious Explanation 
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Copyright information

© Gavin Kennedy 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gavin Kennedy
    • 1
  1. 1.EdinburghUK

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