Comparing Augustine and Confucius on their Smithian Type 'The Poor Man's Son' Analysis in the Theory of Moral Sentiments: They Are Very Close
17 Pages Posted: 17 May 2019
Date Written: May 2, 2019
Both Confucius and Augustine present very similar type arguments about how we can be happy in this life. Both, like Smith after them, reject the utilitarian claim that wealth, money and riches will make one happy. Smith’s argument is more detailed and longer. However, they all arrive at the same conclusion.
Keywords: Confucius, Augustine, Virtue ethics
JEL Classification: B10, B12, B14, B16, B20, B22
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