Lecture: Thank God for Greed: on the Use, Abuse, and Limits of Self-Interest

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Feb 27, 2014


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


UCLA Law School Building, Room 1447
71 Dodd Hall
Los Angeles

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UCLA Law School Building, Room 1447

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Dr. Jerry Muller


This lecture is part of CLAFI’s new Commercial Republic Project, which studies the intellectual history, political economy, and ethical architecture of commercial society as it took shape through the eighteenth century in Europe and America. For more information, please click here.


There will also be a Seminar on March 1st, details TBA


Dr. Jerry Z. Muller is Professor of History at The Catholic University of America, where he has taught since 1984. He has been a fellow of the American Academy in Berlin; the Rockefeller Foundation Center in Bellagio, Italy; the Olin Foundation; the Bradley Foundation; and the American Council of Learned Societies.


Dr. Muller wrote The Mind and the Market: Capitalism in Modern European Thought, which was co-winner of The Historical Society’s Donald Kagan Best Book in European History Prize. He is also the author of Adam Smith in His Time and Ours: Designing the Decent Society and The Other God That Failed: Hans Freyer and the Deradicalization of German Conservatism. He is editor of Conservatism: An Anthology of Social and Political Thought from David Hume to the Present. His many articles and essays have appeared in scholarly journals as well as in Foreign Affairs, The New Republic, The Times Literary Supplement, The Wall Street Journal, and The Wilson Quarterly.


Dr. Muller earned his B.A. from Brandeis University in 1977 and his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1984.