Adam Smith Reading Group

Friday, March 31, 2023 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Buchanan Hall, D180

The reading group meets five Fridays a semester, from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, in Buchanan Hall D180 (in person only, an online option is not available) and is graciously supported in part by The Institute for Humane Studies.

This term (Spring 2023) we will read selections from David Hume, Essays Moral, Political, and Literary, ed. E.F. Miller, Liberty Fund, 1987. Online access to the publication can be found here.  We have some copies of the books available for graduate students. Interested students should write to

Articles in bold are the focal readings for this session, the remainder are optional:

Pages 253–366

  • “Of Commerce”
  • “Of Refinement in the Arts”
  • “Of Money”
  • “Of Interest”
  • “Of the Balance of Trade”
  • “Of the Jealousy of Trade”
  • “Of the Balance of Power”
  • “Of Taxes”
  • “Of Public Credit”

For more information on the Adam Smith Reading Group, click here.

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