“Abraham Lincoln & the Problem of ‘Towering Genius'” by Steven Smith, Yale University
Thursday, 15 September 2016
7:30 PM | Tupper Hall 304
Steven Smith is the Alfred Cowles Professor of Government and Philosophy and the co-director of the Center for the Study of Representative Institutions at Yale University, where he has taught since 1984. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago after completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Smith has written or edited more than half a dozen books, including Hegel’s Critique of Liberalism (1989), Spinoza, Liberalism, and Jewish Identity (1997), Spinoza’s Book of Life (2003), Reading Leo Strauss (2006), and The Cambridge Companion to Leo Strauss (2009) and Political Philosophy (2012). His most recent book, published by Yale University Press, is Modernity and its Discontents: Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Bellow (2016).