Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Graves Hall, Winants Auditorium
263 College Avenue, Holland, MI 49423-3646
Dr. James Otteson, a philosopher by training (Ph.D., University of Chicago), is a professor of business ethics and political economy at of Wake Forest University. He has written books including What Adam Smith Knew and Adam Smith's Marketplace of Life. While Smith is perhaps most recognizable as the father of modern economics, he was formally trained in moral philosophy and, consequently, most interested in "the wealth of nations" for the role wealth plays in human flourishing and justice. This lecture is free and open to the public.