4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Thursday, April 4
Niebuhr Hall, Yale Divinity School
Mary Hirschfeld (Villanova University)
With responses by
Adam Eitel (Yale Divinity School)
Jennifer Herdt (Yale Divinity School)
Andrew Yuengert (Catholic University of America)
Peter Wicks (Elm Institute)
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.