Tuesday, August 06, 2013

New Virtual Learning Study Group on Adam Smith and Jane Austen

I received the following details of a student Study Group on “Adam Smith’s The Theory of Moral Sentiments and Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, sponsored by Students for Liberty  (“a free Academy, a free Society”).
I have no information on its quality nor on its contents.  I have posted it as of possible interest to readers who may consider enquiring of the organizers and who can make their own minds up about whether to pursue it and/or post it around their own circle of people who may be interested.   Any further information of the organizers and contents of the programme would be gratefully received.
Because of the outstanding number of applicants for the first Fall Virtual Reading Group, we’ve decided to create a second, interdisciplinary group. This new Virtual Reading Group will focus on Adam Smith’s The Theory of Moral Sentiments and Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility.
We will be comparing the similarities in moral sentimentalism between both this seminal work of moral philosophy and famous piece of literature. The program starts on Tuesday, September 3rd, and runs until early December for 16 weeks, one session every other week.
We’re looking for 15-20 highly motivated, intellectually minded, and interested students who will be given the opportunity to share their thoughts with each other, SFL leaders, and Professor Bohanon. Apply today!
Title: Adam Smith & Jane Austen Virtual Reading Group. Moderator: Professor Cecil Bohanon.
Students accepted will receive their own personal copies of both The Theory of Moral Sentiments and Sense and Sensibility.
This seminar will explore selected parts of Theory of Moral Sentiments extracting from them a sketch of Smith’s view of proper behavior followed by an examination of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility.  Join this interdisciplinary seminar this fall!
Dr. Cecil E. Bohanon is a Professor of Economics at Ball State University. He obtained his BA from Wilmington College (Ohio) and his PhD from Virginia Tech. He has published over 30 refereed professional articles, notes and comments and over 100 popular articles, policy monographs and newspaper editorials.  His research interests includes public choice, applied microeconomics, and economic education. He was a 2007 winner of the Stavros Teaching Award in Economics Education. In 2009 he was a Virginia Ball Fellow directing the student produced Emmy award winning film, “Increasing the Odds”. He has recently begun a bi-monthly column through the Indiana Policy Review Foundation entitled “Once a Fortnight”.
Questions should be sent to Monica Lucas at mlucas@studentsforliberty.org.


Blogger airth10 said...

Both Smith and Austen were civilizing forces.

2:37 pm  
Blogger Alison Benson said...

It was nice to read your post.I am sure many people will like it.

10:36 am  

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