New Work on Smith from Elias Khalil

IASS member Elias Khalil would like to make other Smith scholars aware of his recent  publication:

Khalil, Elias L. “Socialized View of Man vs. Rational Choice Theory: What Does Smith’s Sympathy Have to Say?” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2017, 143, pp. 223-240. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2017.09.003).

Just as a reminder, any IASS member is welcome to make similar announcements about relevant scholarship, conferences, etc. Just write to the Secretary at internationaladamsmithsociety@gmail.com.  In the event of high volume, announcements might be consolidated with other similar ones, etc.

Congratulations to Professor Khalil for this work.

 

IASS Board Election Results

The Society is delighted to announce the results of the recent election for our Board of Trustees.

The existing Board had nominated two well qualified and willing candidates. They were María Alejandra Carrasco Barraza  (Philosophy, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, http://filosofia.uc.cl/Academicos/carrasco-barraza-maria-alejandra) and Christopher Berry (Political Theory, University of Glasgow, http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/socialpolitical/staff/christopherberry). No further nominations were received from the membership for the current election.

There were no write-in candidates and both Professor Carrasco Barraza and Professor Berry were elected unanimously, with roughly 80% participation from eligible members. Congratulations to both new Board members, and our deep thanks to retiring members Douglas Den Uyl and Charles Griswold for their faithful service.

 

CSSP Conference in Princeton, “The Scottish Tradition”: Deadline for Abstracts Tomorrow

The deadline for the the Center for the Study of Scottish Philosophy (CSSP) ‘s conference, “The Scottish Tradition: Explaining Its Rise, Understanding Its Legacy” is tomorrow, November 1, 2017.  The conference will be held at Princeton University from March 9-11, 2018.

Paper proposals (maximum 300 words) on any topic relevant to this general theme are invited. They should be sent as an email attachment, with all identifying references in the accompanying email, to cssp@ptsem.edu. Notifications will be sent December 15th. Proposals chosen for inclusion should be developed into in papers with a maximum reading time of 30 minutes.

CFP: Center for the Study of Scottish Philosophy (CSSP) in Princeton, “The Scottish Tradition”

The Center for the Study of Scottish Philosophy (CSSP) is hosting a conference, “The Scottish Tradition: Explaining Its Rise, Understanding Its Legacy,” at Princeton University from March 9-11, 2018.

Paper proposals (maximum 300 words) on any topic relevant to this general theme are invited. They should be sent as an email attachment, with all identifying references in the accompanying email, to cssp@ptsem.edu by November 1st 2017. Decisions will be notified by December 15th. Proposals chosen for inclusion should be developed into in papers with a maximum reading time of 30 minutes.

The Center for the Study of Scottish Philosophy’s opening conference took place in Aberdeen in 2004. It moved to Princeton in 2006, and the 2018 conference will be its closing event. Following the conference, the CSSP will merge with the International Association for Scottish Philosophy, to form a new Institute for the Study of Scottish Philosophy. Administratively based at the University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota, and under the direction of Dr James J S Foster, the ISSP will maintain and expand the IASP’s informative website, continue the CSSP’s publication program (Journal of Scottish Philosophy; Library of Scottish Philosophy; Edinburgh Studies in Scottish Philosophy) and in collaboration with other organizations co-sponsor an annual conference at a variety of international venues.

CFP-CSSP SPRING CONFERENCE 2018

IASS Chile Conference: Deadline Extended

The International Adam Smith Society has extended the deadline for abstract submissions to September 22, 2017 for its upcoming January 2018 Adam Smith Chile Conference. Applications received before the original August 12 deadline are receiving priority consideration, but we would like to provide another opportunity for those who may have missed the first invitation during summer holidays.

A diverse and distinguished group of Smith scholars will gather in Chile. Deirdre McCloskey will be our first keynote speaker with her lecture entitled “Smith the Non-Utopian vs. His Followers since 1848.” Additional plenary lectures will be delivered by Samuel Fleischacker, speaking on “Empathy and Perspective: A Smithian Conception of Humanity,” and James Otteson, addressing “Adam Smith’s Libertarian Paternalism.” Other prominent academics who will attend and present papers include María Alejandra Carrasco, Fonna Forman, Christel Fricke, Leonidas Montes, Maria Pia Paganelli, Sandra Peart, Dennis Rasmussen, Craig Smith, Barry Weingast, and Jeffrey Young.

While submissions in English are certainly welcome, Spanish speaking academics are particularly invited to apply given the location of the conference and its special, though non-exclusive, focus on Smith’s reception in Latin America; several sessions at least will be conducted in Spanish. Young scholars should also know that the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez has a limited number of competitive grants available (of $1,000 USD each) to support their attendance.  These are open to all though some preference will be given to scholars from Latin America.  To be considered for these grants applicants need only note as much in their proposal email, or alternatively can directly contact  carolina.apablazam@uai.cl to apply.

More information about the conference, and an abstract submission form, can be found elsewhere on our website here.  Applicants can also email abstracts directly to the Society’s secretary at internationaladamsmithsociety@gmail.com.

Adam Smith Festival of Ideas in Kirkcaldy, March 17-19, 2017

The Adam Smith Global Foundation is hosting the Adam Smith Festival of Ideas in Kirkcaldy, March 17-March 19, 2017. The Festival seeks to build on the philanthropic and academic ideas of Smith to engage people from around the world in creative and animated discussion on topics such as Cultural Life, Enterprise and Economies and Cohesive Communities as Scotland enters a period of “New Enlightenment.”

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CFP: Deadline Extended for History of Economics Society International Conference in Palermo

EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: JANUARY 25, 2017

The History of Economics Society’s International Conference, “From Scotland to the South of the Mediterranean: The Thought of Adam Smith Through Europe and Beyond,” will be held at the University of Palermo, Sicily, from July 6-7, 2017.

Full details about the conference can be found in the previous post on the IASS site and at the conference website: http://www.unipa.it/dipartimenti/seas/SmithConference/

CFP: HES & University of Palermo Conference in Palermo, “From Scotland to the South of the Mediterranean: The Thought of Adam Smith Through Europe and Beyond”

“From Scotland to the South of the Mediterranean: The Thought of Adam Smith Through Europe and Beyond”

International Conference of the History of Economics Society (HES) and University of Palermo, Sicily (Italy)

July 6-7, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

Adam Smith is one of those authors who have left a very profound sign in the history of ideas. An influence that has contributed to model not only the culture but also the institutions and the policy of the modern society and that can be explained by observing the international spread of his thought, which reached every corner of the world in a short lapse of time.

Yet, the reception of Smithian ideas was not a unique and uniform process, equal for every country, because different regional contexts conditioned it. Smith’s works made entry through institutional, cultural, linguistic, religious, and political filters which were not neutral and which affected the reading, understanding and use of them.

Europe and the Mediterranean are two geographical areas – but not the only – to observe the spread of Smithian thought because of the rich pluralism characterizing their regions and nations. With reference to this prospective, the University of Palermo – supported by the History of Economics Society (HES New Initiatives Fund) – invites proposals for papers and/or sessions along the lines listed below or on others relevant to develop this prospective of inquiry.

The thematic directions suggested are:

  • Adam Smith, the Scottish Enlightenment and the European Enlightenment: similarities, differences in methods and analysis, influences, intellectual disagreements;
  • The intellectual link between Smith’s teaching and the development of a national style of economics in the various countries from the 18th century to the 19th and 20th centuries;
  • The reception of Smithian thoughts in different religious frameworks: Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, Muslim and Jewish;
  • Smithian liberalism as an intellectual source of the liberal revolutionary phase that in the 19th century changed the political and economic face of Europe and the Mediterranean;
  • The works of Adam Smith: language, style, translations.

Official language: English

The Scientific Committee:

Christopher Berry (University of Glasgow), Maria Pia Paganelli (Trinity University), Sandra Peart (University of Richmond), Fabrizio Simon (University of Palermo), Craig Smith (University of Glasgow)

The Organizing Committee:

Fabrizio Simon, Anna Li Donni, Cristina Guccione, Anna Rita Panebianco

Scholars planning to participate should submit a 500-word abstract for a paper or a 1000-word abstract for a session, specifying in the following abstract form: the title of their presentation and the conference theme, their full name and institutional affiliation, and an e-mail address for correspondence.

Deadlines to remember:

Submission of abstracts: No later than 8 January 2017

Notification of acceptance: 28 February 2017

Registration: No later than 30 April 2017

Sending of paper: No later than 31 May 2017

For further information on the conference (venue, registration, accommodation) see the conference website at http://www.unipa.it/dipartimenti/seas/SmithConference/