Dennis Rasmussen

Dennis Rasmussen

Dennis Rasmussen is Professor of Political Science at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. His research interests centre on the Enlightenment and on the virtues and shortcomings of liberal democracy and market capitalism. His book, The Infidel and the Philosopher, was chosen as one of our best philosophy books of 2017.

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The Best Adam Smith Books, recommended by Dennis Rasmussen

Adam Smith tends to be seen as the founder of capitalism and modern economics, but he was, first and foremost, a moral philosopher. Dennis Rasmussen, author of The Infidel and the Professor—a book about Smith’s friendship with David Hume—selects the best books by and about Adam Smith.

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