Monday, 17 May 2010

Deirdre McCloskey - "Liberty and Dignity"

Deirdre N. McCloskey is Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago and was Visiting Tinbergen Professor (2002-2006) of Philosophy, Economics, and Art and Cultural Studies at Erasmus University of Rotterdam. Trained at Harvard as an economist, she has written fourteen books and edited seven more, and has published some three hundred and sixty articles on economic theory, economic history, philosophy, rhetoric, feminism, ethics, and law. In this talk, she discusses the ethical foundations of the modern world and how free trade and bourgeois values help to generate the conditions in which human dignity may flourish.

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