Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
The problem : commerce and corruption Smith's defense of commercial society What is corruption? : political and psychological perspectives Smith on corruption : from the citizen to the human being The solution : moral philosophy Liberal individualism and virtue ethics Social science vs. moral philosophy Types of moral philosophy : natural jurisprudence vs. ethics Types of ethics : utilitarianism, deontology, and virtue ethics Virtue ethics : modern, ancient, and Smithean Interlude : the what and the how of TMS VI The what : Sith's "practical system of morality" The how : rhetoric, audience, and the methods of practical ethics The how : the ascent of self-love in three stages Prudence or commercial virtue The challenge : from praise to prudence Educating the vain : fathers and sons Self-interest rightly understood The advantages and disadvantages of prudence Magnanimity or classical virtue The problems of prudence and the therapy of magnanimity Up from individualism : desert, praiseworthiness, conscience Modernity, antiquity, and magnanimity The dangers of magnanimity Beneficence or christian virtue Between care and caritas Benevolence and beneficence and the human telos The character and purposes of the wise and virtuous man Wisdom and virtue and Adam Smith's apology Epilogue: The "economy of greatness".