This year’s speaker is Samuel Fleischacker. Fleischacker is an LAS Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of Illinois-Chicago and author of “On Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations: A Philosophical Companion.”
“Being Me, Being You: Adam Smith on Empathy, Perspective and Humanity”
6 p.m. Monday, February 19
Simplot Ballroom, Student Union Building Boise State University
Free and open to the public
Free parking in the Lincoln Avenue Garage.
Samuel Fleischacker studied at Yale University, receiving his Ph.D. in 1989. He works in moral and political philosophy, the history of philosophy, aesthetics and the philosophy of religion. Among the issues that have particularly interested him are the moral status of culture, the nature and history of liberalism, and the relationship between moral and other values (aesthetic values, religious values, political values). His publications include The Ethics of Culture (Cornell, 1994), On Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations: A Philosophical Companion (Princeton, 2003), A Short History of Distributive Justice (Harvard, 2004), Divine Teaching and the Way of the World (Oxford, 2011) and Kant’s Questions: What Is Enlightenment? The Legacy of a Kantian Question (Routledge, 2012). Professor Fleischacker has been a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, the University Center for Human Values at Princeton, and the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities at Edinburgh University. He taught previously at Williams College.