Welcome to the LAKE SUPERIOR FREETHINKERS


PLEASE JOIN US!   We meet on the first Sunday of each month in downtown Duluth at the Radisson Hotel (Location Map)
            Socializing begins at 9:00 am.
            Optional breakfast buffet at 9:30 am.
            Presentation from 10:00 until about 11:30.

MONTHLY SPEAKER & TOPIC INFO IS TO THE RIGHT
            Co-Host: David Broman - (218) 349-7455
            Co-Host: Jim Lyttle - (218) 464-1652
             Videographer - Jan Resberg


ADMISSION TO LSF EVENTS IS ALWAYS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

"The Ethics of the Market" - UMD Classical Liberalism Lecture Series



Self-Love, Social Cooperation, and Justice



This event is open to the general public


April 9th at 5 PM in UMD's Solon Campus Center 120 (http://www.d.umn.edu/maps/SCC/)


Abstract: This lecture, “Self-Love, Social Cooperation, and Justice,” focuses on really important insights about the relationship among these three elements of human life. This is a tragedy because these insights need to be appreciated if one is to understand how highly diverse individuals and communities can live together in freedom and prosperity. In this lecture, I want to develop the insights that I have in mind by telling a history of ideas story in which three important moral, political, and economic thinkers play a major role.  They are: the early 17th century Dutchman, Hugo Grotius (1583-1645) and two 18th century Scottish thinkers, David Hume (1711-1776) and Adam Smith (1723-1790).   At the end, I will tip my hat to the 20th century Austrian (and Austrian-refugee) thinker, F.A. Hayek (1899-1992).  The closest thing to a villain in my story is the purportedly great liberal thinker, John Stuart Mill (1806-1873).





Erick Mack, Professor at Tulane University and Member of the Murphy Institute of Political Economy – He has written a book on John Locke’s political thought, entitled John Locke. Mack has also edited two works affiliated with 19th century radical libertarian (and anarchist) thought -- Herbert Spencer's The Man vs.The State and Auberon Herbert's The Right and Wrong of Compulsion and Other Essays.

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