Charles A. Knight (essay date 1993)
SOURCE: “The Spectator's Moral Economy,” in Modern Philology, Vol. 91, No. 2, 1993, pp. 161-79.
[In the essay that follows, Knight considers the linking of morality and economics in the Spectator, maintaining that the journal delineated “the workings of ethics through an economic order in which wealth, achievement, and status become public representations of moral goodness.”]
If the influential series of essays produced between 1709 and 1714 by Joseph Addison and Sir Richard Steele emerges...
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