Adam Smith and the System of Natural Liberty

HISTORY 308S

A seminar focused on the writings of Adam Smith, including close readings of The Wealth of Nations and The Theory of Moral Sentiments, and selections from Mandeville, Hutcheson, Hume, Quesnay, Turgot, and Bentham. Focus on eighteenth-century views on the nature of society and the origins of prosperity, the luxury debate, and links between natural philosophy (including medical thought), and moral philosophy. Recommended prerequisite: Economics 311. Instructor: Hoover
Curriculum Codes
  • STS
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • ECON 312S
  • PHIL 312S
Typically Offered
Occasionally