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New Faculty Seminar: Chad Lavin
March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmFree
Relative Values: On Ethics, Economics, and Politics
New to the Department of English, Chad Lavin will explore philosophical liberalism as an ideological system comprising three distinct modes of valuation—ethics, economics, and politics. Lavin argues that much as the tools of industrial manufacture
led to the specialization of human labor, the tools of liberal philosophy led to the specialization of social analysis and the compartmentalization of these modes of valuation. To make this
case, Lavin examines the development of economics as an academic discipline and the cultural capital enjoyed by the social sciences over the humanities.
The New Faculty Seminar Series is a brown bag lunch event. Coffee and cookies will be provided.