Dennis Rasmussen is an associate professor in the political science department at Tufts University. He teaches courses in the history of political philosophy, contemporary political theory, and American political thought. 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.
Interviews with 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.
Interviews where books by Dennis Rasmussen were recommended
The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, and the Friendship That Shaped Modern Thought
by Dennis Rasmussen
The Meaning of Belief: Religion from an Atheist’s Point of View
by Tim Crane
Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment
by Robert Wright
How To Be A Stoic: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Living
by Massimo Pigliucci
Utilitarianism: A Very Short Introduction
by Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek and Peter Singer