Adam Smith and David Hume: A Philosophic Friendship

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Adam Smith and David Hume: A Philosophic Friendship

Dennis Rasmussen (Political Science, Tufts University) will discuss the friendship between the two Scotsmen, the leading philosopher of his age and the founder of economics.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall)
Intended Audience(s): Public

Adam Smith and David Hume were not only among the leading thinkers of their age. They enjoyed a long friendship and a lively intellectual collaboration. What exactly was the nature of their "philosophic friendship" and how did it shape some of the most important ideas of their age? Dennis Rasmussen, Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Tufts University, and author of the recent book The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, and the Friendship That Shaped Modern Thought (Princeton, 2017), will discuss these questions in a talk on May 1 at 4:30 pm in Haldeman 041.

The talk is sponsored by the Political Economy Project, and is free and open to the public.


For more information, contact:
Henry Clark

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.