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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.

Excursions

John Locke: Hermeneutics and Labor

featuring George H. Smith on Apr 11, 2018

George H. Smith explains Locke’s ideas on how we should interpret a philosophic text, and the relationship between labor and private property.

Excursions

Freethought and Freedom: Introduction

featuring George H. Smith on Jul 26, 2017

George H. Smith begins his series on the historical relationship between religious skepticism and libertarianism.

Around the Web

A History of Libertarian Ideas, Part 3

featuring George H. Smith on Nov 27, 2013

This talk by George H. Smith on property rights is the third in a series on the history of libertarian ideas.

Around the Web

A History of Libertarian Ideas, Part 2

featuring George H. Smith on Oct 6, 2013

This talk, “Liberty of Conscience,” is the second in a series by George H. Smith on the history of libertarian ideas.

essays

What is Value?

by George H. Smith on Feb 1, 1976

“The idea of value has different meanings as used in different intellectual disciplines, [and] a common meaning…does not exist.”