Political theorist Peter McNamara to discuss Adam Smith and human nature in May 10 Marshall Center lecture
April 23, 2012
Political theorist Peter McNamara will discuss “Adam Smith on Human Nature” May 10, 4:30 p.m., in Weinstein Hall, Brown-Alley Room as part of the 2011-12 Marshall Center Lecture Series.
The talk will address Smith’s argument that human nature supports capitalism, freedom and morality. It is free and open to the public.
McNamara is a former research officer for the Australian Treasury. An expert in early modern and American political thought, he is the author of “Political Economy and Statesmanship: Smith, Hamilton and the Foundation of the Commercial Republic.” He teaches political theory at Utah State University.
Advance registration is required. Register online at jepson.richmond.edu or by phone at 804-287-6522. Call 804-287-6522, email email@example.com or visit jepson.richmond.edu for more information.
The talk is sponsored by The John Marshall International Center for the Study of Statesmanship in the University of Richmond’s Jepson School of Leadership Studies.