Symposium: My Understanding of Adam Smith’s Impartial Spectator

ECON JOURNAL WATCH 13.2 (2016)

The mysterious impartial spectator is addressed by leading Smith scholars: What is the impartial spectator, in Smith’s highest sense of that expression? Does the impartial spectator have knowledge that is super-human? Is it universal? How does the impartial spectator relate to “the man within the breast”? To the being whose hand is invisible? To God?

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