The Student Philosophical Society of GVSU
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All GVSU students are welcome!
Time: Thursday, October 6 at 6:00 PM
Location: Mackinac Hall B1138 (NOTE: NEW LOCATION)
Topic: Specific Features of Human Nature
For the next meeting Professor David Vessey will be joining us to take a look at specific features of human nature described below. Do note the room change to B1138 MAK
Description: Adam Smith argues that we are not naturally solely self-interested, but if we want to develop distinctive talents, we can do that best if there are markets set up such that, out of self-interest, we can sell or barter what we create. This week we're going to discuss and debate Smith's view of human nature--for example, that we have a natural propensity to "truck, barter, and exchange," a propensity other animals lack--and how he thinks buying and selling on the market can enable us to flourish in ways we couldn't otherwise.
In preparation for the discussion you can read Chapter 2 of Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations:
All GVSU students are welcome to join us!