Alan S. Kahan

This event took place April 27, 2022 Watch Recording Here

About the Lecture

Concluding lecture of the 2021-22 "Capitalism and Ethics" lecture series, which explores the complex relationship between capitalism and ethics in American culture and in Western civilization more broadly. Topics include: "'Capitalism' Exhibits the Seven Primary Virtues"“Ethics and Capitalism:  The Political Economy of American Philanthropy”;  "The Banker Who Brought Down the Old Regime: The Political Economy of Jacques Necker (1732-1804)""Two French Liberals on Commerce and Citizenship: Benjamin Constant and Alexis de Tocqueville"; and "Vilfredo Pareto, the Moralist." Lectures are archived on our YouTube channel

About the Speaker

Alan S. Kahan is the visiting scholar in conservative thought and policy for the 2021-22 academic year and host of the "Capitalism and Ethics" series. Kahan, a historian, political theorist and author, is professor of British Civilization at the Université de Paris-Saclay. Kahan is the author of Aristocratic Liberalism: The Social and Political Thought of Jacob Burckhardt, John Stuart Mill and Alexis de Tocqueville (Oxford, 1992); Liberalism in Nineteenth-Century Europe: the Political Culture of Limited SuffrageAlexis de Tocqueville Palgrave, 2003)Mind vs. Money: The War Between Intellectuals and Capitalism (Transaction, 2010, Routledge 2017); and Tocqueville, Democracy, and Religion (Oxford, 2015). He is also the translator of Alexis de Tocqueville, The Old Regime and the Revolution (Chicago, 2 vols. 1998, 2001) and Benjamin Constant’s Commentary on Filangieri's Works (Liberty Fund, 2015). He is currently working on Liberalism – An Incomplete History, which will be published by Princeton University Press. Kahan has lived in France since 2007. Previously he taught at Florida International University in Miami. He received his PhD in history from The University of Chicago in 1987. View Kahan's 2020 CU Boulder lecture, Tocqueville, Democracy, and Religion.

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