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On the Practical Impossibility of Being Both Well-Informed and Impartial
(Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics (EJPE), 2019)
Adam Smith argued that the ideal moral judge is both well-informedand impartial. As non-ideal moral agents, we tend only to be truly well-informed about those with whom we frequently interact. These are also those with ...
Love Redirected: On Adam Smith's Love of Praiseworthiness
(Edinburgh University Press, 2017)
Why be moral? Why, in the language of Adam Smith, act on what you think is praiseworthy even when it does not get you praise from other people? Because, answers Smith, you love praiseworthiness. But what is this love of ...