Invisible Hand Seminar Spring 2020

Hume on Faction and the Necessity of Enlightenment

Saturday, February 22, 2020 4:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Buchanan Hall (formerly Mason Hall), D180

Led and organized by Daniel Klein (

This seminar serves the Adam Smith program community, and gives a forum for graduate students to develop and present their work. Contact Dr. Klein to receive the paper.

It is OK to attend without having read the paper.

We go to dinner afterward.

Select Saturdays 4:00 - 6:00 pm, Buchanan Hall D180

SPRING 2020:

Funding provided in part by the Institute for Humane Studies.

Saturday Feb. 8: Gregory M. Collins, Yale University: The Limits of the Invisible Hand and Doux Commerce: What Edmund Burke Could Teach Adam Smith and All Classical Liberals About Market Economies


Saturday Feb. 22: Aaron Zubia, James Madison Program, Princeton University: Hume on Faction and the Necessity of Enlightenment


Saturday March 28: Jonathan Imber, Wellesley College and Editor of Society: William Graham Sumner: Folkways and Classical Liberal Sociology


Saturday April 18: Dylan DelliSanti, GMU PhD,: The Dynamism of Liberalism: An Esoteric Interpretation of Adam Smith


Saturday April 25: Michael Seidler, Western Kentucky University: Samuel Pufendorf: Overview of His Political and Jurisprudential Theory