Invisible Hand Seminar: Adam Smith's Non-foundationalism

Saturday, February 6, 2016 4:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Buchanan Hall (formerly Mason Hall), D180

Invisible Hand Seminar

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 me to receive the paper. 

It is OK to attend without having read the paper. 

We go to dinner afterward.


Select Saturdays 4:00 - 5:45, Mason Hall D180


Saturday February 6:

Daniel Klein, George Mason University:

“Adam Smith’s Non-foundationalism”


Saturday Feb 20:

Anthony Randazzo, NYU and Reason Foundation:

Are Economists Influenced by Their Moral Worldviews? Evidence from the Moral Foundations of Economists Questionnaire” (link), coauthored by Jonathan Haidt


Saturday March 26:

David Azerrad, Heritage Foundation:

“What Was Locke Up to? John Locke and the Origins of Modernity”

(suggested advance reading)              EVENT COSPONSOR: IHS/John Templeton Foundation


Saturday April 9:

Scott Drylie, GMU PhD student:

“Delicate Influence, Not State Provision: Historical Foundations to Re-interpret Adam Smith’s Position on Education”


Saturday April 23:

Michael P. Zuckert, University of Notre Dame:

Locke, Progressivism, and the Separation of Powers

EVENT COSPONSOR: IHS/John Templeton Foundation

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