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MPTW – Hume and Smith on Justice, Sympathy, and Commerce

The Montreal Political Theory Workshop
“Hume and Smith on Justice, Sympathy, and Commerce”
April 13, 2007

McGill University

Gold Room, Faculty Club, 3450 McTavish St., Montréal

8:30 am: Coffee available

9 am: Welcoming remarks
Jacob Levy, Tomlinson Professor of Political Theory, McGill University

Richard Virr, Acting Head and Curator of Manuscripts, Rare Books and Special Collections Division, McGill Libraries

9:15 -10:20 am: “Frenzy, Gloom, and the Spirit of Liberty : Paradoxes of Political Agency in Hume”
Sharon Krause, Associate Professor of Political Science, Brown University

10:30-11:35 am: “Humean Toleration: Policy, Paradox, and Law of Nature”
Andrew Sabl, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Political Science, UCLA

11:45am-12:50pm: “Adam Smith’s Critique of International Trading Companies: Theorizing ‘Globalization’ in the Age of Enlightenment”
Sankar Muthu, Assistant Professor of Politics, Princeton University

12:50- 2:00 pm: lunch

2:00-3:05 pm: “Hume and Smith on Sympathy: A Comparison, Contrast, and Reconstruction”
Samuel Fleischacker, Professor of Philosophy, University of Illinois at Chicago

3:15-4:45 pm: Commentaries and Discussion
Chair: Daniel Weinstock, Canada Research Chair in Ethics and Political Philosophy, Université de Montréal
George Grantham, Associate Professor of Economics, McGill University
James Moore, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Concordia University

Sponsored by: The Montreal Political Theory Workshop; The Earhart Foundation; The McGill University David Hume Collection

Registration is not required, but those who e-mail Jeffrey Bercuson, jeffrey.bercuson@mail.mcgill.ca, can be counted for coffee and refreshments

If you would like a copy of the papers, please email philo.mtl at gmail.com.

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