Anonymous asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 4 weeks ago

Can "– " be interpreted as meaning "ie, in another word" here?

The system of moral philosophy advanced in The Theory of Moral Sentiments is founded on sympathy – the ‘contagiousness’ that Hutcheson had noted and which Hume had considered, but not seen as being of central importance. Smith opens Part i of The Theory of Moral Sentiments by explaining how it works. 

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