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The Virtue of Exile: Cosmopolitan Freedom in the Eighteenth-Century

May 20 @ 5:30 pm-8:00 pm

The Program for the Study of Liberty at the UCLA School of Public Affairs welcomes Fonna Forman-Barzilai, as she speaks about her book-project, “The Virtue of Exile: Cosmopolitian Freedom in the Eighteenth Century.”Fonna Forman-Barzilai’s research and teaching interests are situated broadly in the history of modern thought — political, moral and economic — with an emphasis on eighteenth-century Europe.   One main area of research has concerned the development of cosmopolitan thought in the eighteenth-century, and its salience for political thought today.  She has particular interests in the thought of Adam Smith, in the modern reception of antiquity, and in the development of international political thought.  She is the author of Adam Smith and the Circles of Sympathy: Cosmopolitanism and Moral Theory (Cambridge 2010), and her work has appeared in Political Theory, History of Political Thought, Critical Review and elsewhere.  New work includes a project on intellectual affinities between Adam Smith and Edmund Burke; a set of papers that engage Amartya Sen’s recent appropriation of Scottish moral psychology to ground a theory of global justice; and a book-length project on eighteenth-century cosmopolitan thought, provisionally entitled The Virtue of Exile: Cosmopolitan Freedom in the Eighteenth-Century.  From 1999-2001 she served as assistant editor of Political Theory.  She is currently editor of The Adam Smith Review. 


May 20
5:30 pm-8:00 pm
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