|Fall 2010 Final Grades|
- Twelve Angry Men, and the unreliability of eyewitness testimony
- On Adam Smith, Natural Rights, and the Theory of Moral Sentiments
- Diazepam: A Literature Review of the Primitive Benzodiazepine
- Are Humans Naturally Violent
- The Graduation of Eliyahu N Kassorla
- Human Sexual Dimorphism in Biology, Neurology, Morphology, Development, and Behavior
- Reflections - synthesizing research with class topics
- Fall 2012 Grades
- On Adam Smith, the Inevitability of the Market Economy, and the Wealth of Nations
- Summer Grades - That Much Closer to That Second Bachelors!
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
On Adam Smith, Natural Rights, and the Theory of Moral Sentiments
Eliyahu N Kassorla
Economic Principles of Adam Smith
W. Lesperance, Ph.D.
Liberal theory predicts that the outcomes of social development are increased rights of the individual, an advanced economy, and a system of justice that protects property and rights. John Locke explains how these rights are derived, while Adam Smith explains how these are inevitable consequence of human development. The works of John Locke and Adam Smith have created and shaped our modern definition of liberalism, and their works overlap in scope. The concept of natural rights, as explained by John Locke, was a new principle within the Scottish Enlightenment period. John Locke explains how individuals derive their basic rights, and these notions of liberalism would later influence Smith, who explains the relationship of society to the individual and the economy. Through the pairing of the Locke’s Two Treatises of Government and Smith’s Theory of Moral Sentiments, the reader is exposed to the idea that man creates his own rights, and the rights are a natural consequence of human development and economic advancement.