Adam Smith Reading Group

Friday, September 14, 2018 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Buchanan Hall (formerly Mason Hall), Mises Seminar Room

Adam Smith Reading Group

Led and organized by Daniel Klein.

The reading group is open to all GMU students and faculty. To get on the email list and to obtain the books, write to Klein at

We read Arthur M. Melzer's Philosophy between the Lines: The Lost History of Esoteric Writing (UChicagoP, 2014).

Melzer posted an online appendix to accompany his book, a compendium of testimonial evidence of esotericism, here.

I interviewed Melzer about his book; listening to that podcast is a very good way to ease yourself into reading the book. For a lecture by me on esotericism, liberalism, Smith, and Hume, see here (follow link there to Youtube).

Melzer will be speaking on the topic in Arlington at the Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel on Saturday Nov. 10. That will be part of a conference in Arlington Nov 9-11. The conference is part of a project with JEBO, see here.

Five Fridays 11:00-12:30, Buchanan Hall, Mises Seminar Room.

Friday September 14: Melzer, 53-124 (Chapters 2-4)

Friday October 5: Melzer, 127-234 (Chapters 5-7)

Friday October 26: Melzer, 235-284 (Chapter 8), 325-366 (Chapter 10)

Friday November 30: TBA