George H. Smith

George H. Smith was formerly Senior Research Fellow for the Institute for Humane Studies, a lecturer on American History for Cato Summer Seminars, and Executive Editor of Knowledge Products. Smith's fourth and most recent book, The System of Liberty, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2013.


Toward an Interdisciplinary Study of Liberty, Part 2

featuring George H. Smith on Oct 5, 2016

A far-ranging discussion of the meanings of key terms in libertarianism, ideology, and the crucial elements needed for an understanding of individual freedom.


Value Judgments and the Human Sciences

featuring George H. Smith on Aug 31, 2016

George H. Smith examines the problem of whether the human sciences can be value-free, and if so in what sense.


Methodology of the Human Sciences

featuring George H. Smith on Jul 13, 2016

George H. Smith presents an overview of the philosophy of the human sciences.


What are the Human Sciences?

featuring George H. Smith on Jul 6, 2016

Defending freedom requires an interdisciplinary approach, so George H. Smith turns to the “human sciences”—and also to a definition of science itself.


The Other Adam Smith, Part 1

featuring George H. Smith on May 25, 2016

George H. Smith explains what Adam Smith meant by the “invisible hand” and how he used this explanatory method throughout his writings.