James Wilson Lecture – “The Scottish Enlightenment and the Founding” –Prof. Daniel Robinson

by James Wilson Institute on November 9, 2017

On November 3rd, 2017, Prof. Daniel Robinson, Fellow of the Faculty at Oxford University and Senior Fellow at the Wheatley Institution, delivered the bi-annual James Wilson Lecture. Prof. Robinson has published over 40 books on psychology and philosophy.  He writes  widely on the constitutional history of the United States and its philosophical foundations with original research appearing in The International Journal of Constitutional Law and The American Journal of Jurisprudence. He is co-editor of The American Founding: Its Intellectual and Moral Framework. His lecture, “The Scottish Enlightenment and the Founding,” examined how the intellectual tradition of the Scottish Enlightenment was passed down to James Wilson,  James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and other founders.

The lecture was followed by a reception and dinner at the DACOR-Bacon House, marking the 13th biannual James Wilson Seminar.

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