Saturday, February 28, 2009

Worth Checking Out: An Adam Smith Expert

James Otteson is a professor of philosophy and economics at Yeshiva University in New York, currently serving as a visiting professor of government at Georgetown University. Dr. Otteson writes a blog that is always provocative, and worth checking out.

He is also an Adam Smith expert, and has written a wonderful book, Adam Smith's Marketplace of Life, that examines what is sometimes called the "Adam Smith Problem": that the fellow who wrote about the role of self-interest in the Wealth of Nations is the same gentleman who theorized about society's moral behavior in his Theory of Moral Sentiments.

Professor Otteson's book is certainly worth a read.

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