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The Transformation of the Ancient Schools of Philosophy: David Hume and Adam Smith

The Transformation of the Ancient Schools of Philosophy: David Hume and Adam Smith
Croft Chapter House, University College
Time: May 11th, 4:00 pm End: May 11th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Philosophy (UTSC), Philosophy (UTM), Philosophy (FAS), Ethics, English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Critical Theory, Comparative Literature (FAS), 1800-1900, 1500-1800
Lecture by Adam Potkay, William R. Kenan Professor of Humanities, College of William and Mary

The Jackman Humanities Institute Working Group on Adam Smith in Context is pleased to present:

Adam Potkay, William R. Kenan Professor of Humanities, William and Mary College

The Transformation of the Ancient Schools of Philosophy: David Hume and Adam Smith

UC Croft Chapter House, Friday 11 May at 4:00 p.m.

Adam Potkay is the author of four monographs, most recently Wordsworth's Ethics, forthcoming with Johns Hopkins. The Story of Joy from the Bible to Late Romanticism (Cambridge, 2007) won the Harry Levin Prize of the American Comparative Literature Association for the best book in literary history and literary criticism, 2007-8. Potkay’s other books are The Passion for Happiness: Samuel Johnson and David Hume (Cornell, 2000) and The Fate of Eloquence in the Age of Hume (Cornell, 1994).

Croft Chapter House is the round building on the western end of University College (15 King’s College Circle). Enter using UC’s main doors on the north side of King’s College Circle, turn left, and follow signs to Croft Chapter House (UC 183).

This event is free and open to the public.  For further information, please contact the Jackman Humanities Institute at (416) 946-0313.

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