Margaret Schabas

Professor | Senior Advisor to the Provosts, Academic Freedom | Faculty Affiliate, Vancouver School of Economics
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Education

Ph.D. University of Toronto

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.

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 Provosts, Academic Freedom | Faculty Affiliate, Vancouver School of Economics
location_on Buchanan E 358
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Ph.D. University of Toronto

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.

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 Provosts, Academic Freedom | Faculty Affiliate, Vancouver School of Economics
location_on Buchanan E 358
file_download Download CV

Ph.D. University of Toronto

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.

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).