Margaret Schabas

Professor | Senior Advisor to the Provost, Academic Freedom | Faculty Affiliate, Vancouver School of Economics
location_on Buchanan E 358
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Ph.D. University of Toronto

About

Office Hours – 2020W1:

  • Only available by appointment (margaret.schabas@ubc.ca)

Research

History and Philosophy of Science, History and Philosophy of Economics, Science Studies, Early Modern Philosophy.My research is mainly on topics in the history and philosophy of economics. A number of my books and articles examine economics as it drew upon or impinged upon other disciplines, notably mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics. I have been motivated to understand, both historically and philosophically, why economics transformed into a mathematical discipline, and in what sense there are laws that govern the economy, or economic phenomena more specifically. I have recently published a co-authored monograph on Hume’s economics.

Recent Presentations

  • STS Colloquium, University of California – San Diego (2020)
  • Economics Workshop, New York University (2019)
  • Keynote, Australasian Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy, Brisbane (2019)
  • Keynote, History of Economic Thought Society of Australia, Sydney (2015)
  • Keynote, International Hume Society Annual Meetings, Portland Oregon (2014)
  • Keynote, Tricentary of Mandeville’s Fable of the Bees, Erasmus University, Rotterdam (2014)
  • Presidential Address, History of Economics Society, Montreal (2014)

Publications

  • A Philosopher’s Economist: Hume and the Rise of Capitalism (co-authored, Chicago, 2020).
  • David Hume’s Political Economy (co-edited, Routledge, 2008).
  • The Natural Origins of Economics (Chicago, 2005).
  • Oeconomies in the Age of Newton (co-edited, Duke, 2003).
  • A World Ruled by Number (Princeton, 1990).

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Margaret Schabas

Professor | Senior Advisor to the Provost, Academic Freedom | Faculty Affiliate, Vancouver School of Economics
location_on Buchanan E 358
file_download Download CV

Ph.D. University of Toronto

Office Hours - 2020W1:

  • Only available by appointment (margaret.schabas@ubc.ca)

History and Philosophy of Science, History and Philosophy of Economics, Science Studies, Early Modern Philosophy.My research is mainly on topics in the history and philosophy of economics. A number of my books and articles examine economics as it drew upon or impinged upon other disciplines, notably mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics. I have been motivated to understand, both historically and philosophically, why economics transformed into a mathematical discipline, and in what sense there are laws that govern the economy, or economic phenomena more specifically. I have recently published a co-authored monograph on Hume's economics.

Recent Presentations

  • STS Colloquium, University of California - San Diego (2020)
  • Economics Workshop, New York University (2019)
  • Keynote, Australasian Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy, Brisbane (2019)
  • Keynote, History of Economic Thought Society of Australia, Sydney (2015)
  • Keynote, International Hume Society Annual Meetings, Portland Oregon (2014)
  • Keynote, Tricentary of Mandeville's Fable of the Bees, Erasmus University, Rotterdam (2014)
  • Presidential Address, History of Economics Society, Montreal (2014)
  • A Philosopher's Economist: Hume and the Rise of Capitalism (co-authored, Chicago, 2020).
  • David Hume’s Political Economy (co-edited, Routledge, 2008).
  • The Natural Origins of Economics (Chicago, 2005).
  • Oeconomies in the Age of Newton (co-edited, Duke, 2003).
  • A World Ruled by Number (Princeton, 1990).

Margaret Schabas

Professor | Senior Advisor to the Provost, Academic Freedom | Faculty Affiliate, Vancouver School of Economics
location_on Buchanan E 358
file_download Download CV

Ph.D. University of Toronto

Office Hours - 2020W1:

  • Only available by appointment (margaret.schabas@ubc.ca)

History and Philosophy of Science, History and Philosophy of Economics, Science Studies, Early Modern Philosophy.My research is mainly on topics in the history and philosophy of economics. A number of my books and articles examine economics as it drew upon or impinged upon other disciplines, notably mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics. I have been motivated to understand, both historically and philosophically, why economics transformed into a mathematical discipline, and in what sense there are laws that govern the economy, or economic phenomena more specifically. I have recently published a co-authored monograph on Hume's economics.

Recent Presentations

  • STS Colloquium, University of California - San Diego (2020)
  • Economics Workshop, New York University (2019)
  • Keynote, Australasian Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy, Brisbane (2019)
  • Keynote, History of Economic Thought Society of Australia, Sydney (2015)
  • Keynote, International Hume Society Annual Meetings, Portland Oregon (2014)
  • Keynote, Tricentary of Mandeville's Fable of the Bees, Erasmus University, Rotterdam (2014)
  • Presidential Address, History of Economics Society, Montreal (2014)
  • A Philosopher's Economist: Hume and the Rise of Capitalism (co-authored, Chicago, 2020).
  • David Hume’s Political Economy (co-edited, Routledge, 2008).
  • The Natural Origins of Economics (Chicago, 2005).
  • Oeconomies in the Age of Newton (co-edited, Duke, 2003).
  • A World Ruled by Number (Princeton, 1990).