Daniel M. Hausman, Herbert A. Simon and Hilldale Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and co-founder of the journal Economics and Philosophy, will deliver this year’s Auguste Comte Memorial Lecture on 4 October.
Using economics as an example, Professor Hausman’s Lecture will address a perennial philosophical question that also occupied Auguste Comte: Can inquiries into social phenomena be sciences?
Professor Hausman is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ludwig M. Lachmann Research Fellow with the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science at LSE. His research focuses on methodological, metaphysical, and ethical issues at the boundaries between economics and philosophy. His most recent book is Valuing Health:Well-Being, Freedom, and Suffering (2015).
This event will take place in the Hong Kong Theatre, 6:30–8pm, is free to attend and does not require registration.