October 29, 2021
Primary texts certificate program will host Michelle Schwarze for Live Ideas Lecture
The primary texts certificate program will host this semester's Live Ideas Lecture at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in the McVay Family Town Hall in the Leadership Studies Building.
Michelle Schwarze, assistant professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, will present, "The Upside of Resentment: Adam Smith on Recognizing Injustice." The lecture is open to the public and can also be accessed via Zoom.
Schwarze's research centers on moral psychology and the history of political economy, especially in 18th-century moral and political theory and in the moral, economic and political thought of Adam Smith. Her first book, "Recognizing Resentment," argues that spectatorial resentment enables justice through the recognition of equal moral and political rights. She is currently at work on a series of projects dealing with Judith Shklar's skeptical liberalism.