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A Humane Economy: A Symposium on Mary Hirschfeld's Aquinas and the Market

  • Niebuhr Hall, Yale Divinity School 409 Prospect Street New Haven (map)

Mary Hirschfeld (Villanova University), Speaker

Adam Eitel (Yale Divinity School), Respondent
Jennifer Herdt (Yale Divinity School), Respondent
Andrew Yuengert (Catholic University of America), Respondent
Peter Wicks (Elm Institute), Moderator

In her important new book, Aquinas and the Market (Harvard University Press, 2018), economist and theologian Mary Hirschfeld draws upon the Thomistic tradition to critique the understanding of rational choice and human well-being that dominate contemporary economic theory. An economics informed by Thomistic thought, Hirschfeld argues, can lead us to a better richer conception of human happiness and a better understanding of how economic life can be ordered to promote genuine human happiness.

This event is free and open to the public.

Mary Hirschfeld is Associate Professor of Economics and Theology in the Humanities Program at Villanova University. She holds a PhD in Economics from Harvard University and a PhD in Theology from the University of Notre Dame.


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