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Pride and Profit: The Intersection of Jane Austen and Adam Smith

Coming soon . . . Pride and Profit explores the ways in which Austen’s novels reflect Smith’s ideas. More than this, they provide colorful illustrations of Smith’s ideas on self-command, prudence, benevolence, justice, and impartiality as well as vanity, pride, and greed. A freely available symposium on Jack Russell Weinstein’s Adam Smith’s Pluralism: Rationality, Education…

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Hayek and Philanthropy

Conversations on Philanthropy As Hayekians our thoughts naturally turned to what, if anything, Hayek might have to say on the topic of philanthropy . . . It must be conceded that Hayek’s critique of philanthropy is a rather strange affair . . . The references to Aristotle and to Aristotelian socialism reflect Hayek’s disregard for the niceties…

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“The Life of Adam Smith” Author Dies

I’ve been informed that the author of the much acclaimed The Life of Adam Smith has passed away. Though I never knew the man we corresponded vaguely about his getting involved with Propriety and Prosperity. It wasn’t to be. Adam SmithIan Simpson RossLife of Adam SmithPropriety and Prosperity: New Studies on the Philosophy of Adam Smith

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Cognitive Autonomy and Methodological Individualism

Forthcoming from my chum and endorsed by none other than Barry Smith. Adam SmithAustrian SchoolCognitionCognitive sciencecomplexitydistributed cognitionenactivismFrancesco Di IorioHayekHermeneuticsholismmethodological individualismphenomenologyphilosophical psychologyPhilosophy of mindphilosophy of social scienceSelf-organizationsituated cognitionsocial epistemologysocial ontologySocial SciencesSociologySpontaneous orderthe sensory order