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This 2010 textual content pursues Adam Smith's perspectives on ethical judgement, humanitarian care, trade, justice and foreign legislation either in historic context and during a twenty-first-century cosmopolitan lens, making this a tremendous contribution not just to Smith reports but additionally to the heritage of cosmopolitan concept and to modern cosmopolitan discourse itself. Forman-Barzilai breaks floor, demonstrating the spatial texture of Smith's ethical psychology and the methods he believed that actual, affective and cultural distance constrain the identities, connections and moral responsibilities of recent advertisement humans. Forman-Barzilai emphasizes his resistance to one of these relativism, ethical insularity and cultural chauvinism that too frequently accompany localist evaluations of cosmopolitan notion this day. it is a attention-grabbing, revisionist learn that integrates the views of highbrow background, ethical philosophy, political conception, cultural thought, diplomacy thought and political financial system, and may charm around the humanities and social sciences.

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42–43 (pp. 43 (p. 156). 2 (pp. 227–234), esp. 3–6 (pp. 228–230). My thanks to John Pocock for sharing this formulation with me. 24 Introduction and visionary cultural theorist, and a valuable ally for those who are committed today to preserving the category of “culture” and wary of the “thick” and “unreflective” universalisms so frequently brandished in political and academic discourse. But, in the end, what I find most compelling is that the troubled particularist in Smith refused to sit trapped in the proverbial box of moral relativity.

Conscience might simply reflect the norms and habits currently in vogue, whether altruistic or greedy, peaceful or bellicose, hierarchical or democratic, and so on. Smith’s battle with conventionalism is at the center of my interpretation here. When he described the genesis of and then struggled with the moral insularity of culturally generated norms Smith tripped over questions that 46 47 48 For interesting work on Smith’s sociological view of conscience, see Edward G. Andrew, Conscience and Its Critics: Protestant Conscience, Enlightenment Reason, and Modern Subjectivity (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001), esp.

An important moment in this story of Smith’s twentieth-century recovery came in 1978 when Donald Winch confronted the “economist’s Smith” head-on in his path-breaking book, Adam Smith’s Politics: An essay in historiographic revision. Inspired by the “new” contextual approach to historical meaning (then) associated with Quentin Skinner and the socalled “Cambridge School” of intellectual history, Winch pursued various problems with interpreting Smith’s thought through the anachronistic lens of nineteenth-century debates about liberal capitalism.

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