‘Adam Smith: Critic of Capitalism?’ on Friday, April 10th, 2015

March 5, 2015
The Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions is excited to announce its upcoming conference on Adam Smith’s political thought: 
 
“Adam Smith: Critic of Capitalism?”
 
Friday, April 10th, 2015
9:45 AM – 5:45 PM
Hall of Graduate Studies
320 York Street, Room 211
 
For more information, email yiftah.elazar@yale.edu or mschwarze@wisc.edu
 
Schedule
 
9:45 Opening Remarks 
Steven Smith, Yale University
 
10:00-12:00 The Problem of Inequality
“Adam Smith’s Defense and Critique of Inequality,” Ryan Hanley, Marquette University
“Adam Smith on What is Wrong with Economic Inequality,” Dennis Rasmussen, Tufts University
Isaac Nakhimovsky, Yale University Chair
Michelle Schwarze, UW-Madison Discussant
 
12:00-1:30 Lunch 
 
1:30-3:15 The Commercial Self: Smith and Rousseau in Dialogue
“Self-falsification, Exchange, and Freedom: Adam Smith and Jean-Jacques Rousseau in Dialogue,” Charles Griswold, Boston University
“The Possibility of Progress: Smith and Rousseau on Pitié, Sympathy and the Moral Economy,” Michelle Schwarze, UW-Madison (with John T. Scott, UC-Davis)
Steven Smith, Yale University Discussant
Bryan Garsten, Yale University Chair
 
3:15-4:00 Break 
 
4:00-5:45 Sentimental Ethics and the Commercial Imagination
“Evoking and Describing the Moral Sentiments: Normative Theory in the Smithean Mode,” Michael Frazer, Harvard University
“Smith on ‘Multitudes’ and the Philosophical Imagination,” Mike Hill, SUNY-Albany
Karuna Mantena, Yale University Chair
Yiftah Elazar, Yale University Discussant