Hume and the Politics of Enlightenment (Cambridge, 2015), by Thomas W. Merrill
With discussion by:
John Scott, University of California, Davis
Jerry Weinberger, Michigan State University
Mary Graydon Center, Room 200
Thursday, April 21
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Hume and the Politics of Enlightenment is a winner of the Delba Winthrop Prize for Best Recent Work in Political Philosophy.
John Scott is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Davis. He has published many articles and is the translator of The Major Political Writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Chicago, 2014). He is also co-author (with Robert Zaretsky) of a book, The Philosophers’ Quarrel: Rousseau, Hume, and the Limits of Human Understanding (Yale, 2009).
Jerry Weinberger is University Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Michigan State University. He has published many articles, edited volumes, and translations and is the author of two books, Science, Faith, and Politics: Francis Bacon and the Utopian Roots of the Modern Age (Cornell, 1985) and Benjamin Franklin Unmasked: On the Unity of His Moral, Religious, and Political Thought (Kansas, 2005).
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