On the history of forgotten early modern feminists in economics, philosophy and political science: Eric Schliesser (U Amsterdam)

2 May 2019, 4.00 PM - 2 May 2019, 6.00 PM


Students and staff interested in discussing issues in Economics, Politics and Philosophy (and, more generally in Arts, Social Sciences and Law) are invited to attend a lecture by Dr. Eric Schliesser from the University of Amsterdam "On the history of forgotten early modern feminists in economics, philosophy and political science".

Prof. Schliesser's (PhD, The University of Chicago, 2002) research encompasses a variety of themes, ranging from economic statistics in classical Babylon, the history of the natural sciences and forgotten 18th-century feminists (both male and female) to political theory and the history of political theory and the assumptions used in mathematical economics. Schliesser's interest in the influence of Chicago school of economics has increasingly moved his research toward the study of the methodology and political role of economists as experts.

He was previously affiliated with Syracuse University, Leiden University, and Ghent University among others. Schliesser has published prolifically on Newton, Huygens, Spinoza, Berkeley, Hume, Adam Smith and Sophie De Grouchy. His publications include his monograph, Adam Smith: Systematic philosopher and Public Thinker (OUP, 2017). He has edited numerous volumes including (inter alia) Newton and empiricism. (OUP, with Zvi Biener, 2014); Sympathy, a History of a Concept (OUP, 2015); Ten Neglected Classics of philosophy (Oxford, 2017). Right now he is working on a translation and critical edition of Sophie de Grouchy's Letters on Sympathy (together with Sandrine Berges). He keeps a daily blog Digressionsnimpressions.

If you wish to attend the lecture, please register here.

Contact information

Pavel Kuchar (pavel.kuchar@bristol.ac.uk)

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