Public philosophy

Wealth and Trickle Down: Does Smith’s Invisible Hand Reduce the Gap between the Rich and Poor?

Monday, 26 November 2007|

7.30pm for 8pm | 29 November 2007
Spencer Room, Brook’s, 60 St James’s Street

‘Power and riches appear then to be, what they are, enormous and operose machines contrived to produce a few trifling conveniences to the body… Power and riches… keep off the summer shower, not the winter storm… leave [their possessor] always as much, and sometimes more exposed than […]

Free Trade and Protection: What can Smith tell us about the Impact of the New Asia

Friday, 26 October 2007|

7.30pm for 8pm | 30 October 2007
Great Subscription Room, Brook’s, 60 St James’s Street

‘If a foreign country can supply us with a commodity cheaper than we ourselves can make it, better buy it of them with some part of the produce of our industry employed in a way which we have some advantage.’
– Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations

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Lost in Translation

Thursday, 16 November 2006|

Maria Fairweather / Choman Hardi / Rachel Bowlby / Catherine Audard

‘Foreign Languages’: Why Britain Needs to do Better

Friday, 3 November 2006|

Sir Howard Davies / Lord Hannary of Chiswick / Lord Simon of Highbury

World Poverty and the Duty of Assistance

Tuesday, 27 June 2006|

Jonathan Glover / David Miller / David Mepham / Jan Breman / Pierre Sané

Lord Douglas Hurd with Alan Montefiore and Anthony Kenny

Thursday, 11 May 2006|

Lord Douglas Hurd

Citizenship Revisited: The debate between John Rawls and Jürgen Habermas

Monday, 20 February 2006|

Catherine Audard

Pascal Engel with Tim Crane

Thursday, 2 February 2006|

Pascal Engel

DZ Phillips with Stephen Mulhall

Wednesday, 23 November 2005|

DZ Phillips

Mark Vernon on The Philosophy of Friendship

Thursday, 10 November 2005|

Mark Vernon

Sen & Williams: Consequentialism and public policy

Thursday, 27 October 2005|

Matt Cavanagh

Wendy James on The Ceremonial Animal: A New Portrait of Anthropology

Thursday, 13 October 2005|

Wendy James

What is Terror?

Thursday, 8 September 2005|

Elleke Boehmer / Paul Davies / Micahel Dillo / Joseph Margolis / Herman Rapaport / Robert Brown / Dr Sajid Patel

The University: Is it Finished?

Saturday, 4 December 2004|

Rai Gaita / Lilian Alweiss / Jürgen Oelkers / Simon Glendinning / Michael Daxner

Life Stories

Saturday, 18 October 2003|

Peter Conradi / Raimond Gaita / Eva Hoffman / Stephen Mulhall / Ray Monk