*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* [https://gallery.mailchimp.com/377ed99b00666e1febb7dbbc0/images/4fed6c6d-233b-48a1-a3f9-8d84bd306ae5.jpg] SCHOOL OF HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE RESEARCH SEMINAR SEMESTER ONE 2023 MONDAY 6TH MARCH 2023 FROM 5:30PM
Location: F23 Michael Spence Building, Level 5, Room 501 Zoom: https://uni-sydney.zoom.us/j/86760410958<https://us9.mailchimp.com/mctx/clicks?url=https%3A%2F%2Funi-sydney.zoom.us%2Fj%2F86760410958&xid=cbab2a5ec2&uid=33190162&iid=10032435&pool=template_test&v=2&c=1677453343&h=36aaf881f1e4c945979d09d2d8e9c6b248eee08b0adc4feadabd46a28e48b34d> [https://mcusercontent.com/377ed99b00666e1febb7dbbc0/images/5e284632-f9e9-f8ec-d9eb-4cd4ddd647f9.jpg] RODERICK O'DONNELL (PhD) Invisible and Visible Hands. Why is Adam Smith Still Relevant to Economics and Social Science? An Investigation on the 300th anniversary of his birth. Abstract: Although most famous as an economist, Smith is better characterised as a philosopher-economist or philosopher of science. This seminar presents an overview of his writings aimed at better understandings of four topics: (i) his thought as a whole; (ii) the meaning and relevance of his famous invisible hand remarks; (iii) his major contributions to economics and social science; and (iv) his position in terms of ongoing, polarised debates over the best foundations for economic theorising and policy-making, a matter even more pressing in our increasingly challenged world. A rarely noticed connection, between Smith’s own economic debate and the history of the land now called Australia, is also noted. Bio: Today’s speaker is over-educated with four degrees. The first was in civil engineering from the University of Queensland. This taught him to be practical: good structures must function properly whatever their nature. To his knowledge, none of his structures have collapsed and he hopes the same applies to his arguments. After 5 years working in Australia, PNG and Africa, he returned to academia to take degrees in economics and philosophy at the University of Sydney. His final degree was a Cambridge PhD, a pioneering thesis on Keynes’s philosophy and economics. After an active teaching and research career in Australia, including chairs at two universities and publications in both economics and philosophy, he’s now affiliated with HPS. His current research is focused on using philosophical tools to evaluate and improve economic theorising. WHEN: MONDAY 6TH MARCH 2023 START : 5.30PM Location: F23 Michael Spence Building, Level 5, Room 501 Zoom: https://uni-sydney.zoom.us/j/86760410958<https://us9.mailchimp.com/mctx/clicks?url=https%3A%2F%2Funi-sydney.zoom.us%2Fj%2F86760410958&xid=cbab2a5ec2&uid=33190162&iid=10032435&pool=template_test&v=2&c=1677453343&h=36aaf881f1e4c945979d09d2d8e9c6b248eee08b0adc4feadabd46a28e48b34d> All Welcome | Registration not required | Free Copyright © *2023* *HPS, All rights reserved.
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