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Author and advocate of 'economic democracy' to speak Sept. 15 at MSU

September 2, 2011


David Schweickart, a professor at Loyola University, author of two books on the intersection of philosophy and economics including "After Capitalism," will speak on the state of the current economy and the history of capitalism at the annual MSU Hausser Lecture set 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Museum of the Rockies' Hager Auditorium.   High-Res Available

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A professor, author and expert on the intersection of philosophy and economics will speak on the state of the current economy and the history of capitalism at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Museum of the Rockies' Hager Auditorium.

David Schweickart will deliver the annual Montana State University Margaret and Harry Hausser Lecture. Schweickart, a professor at Loyola University, will speak on "Reading Legitimation Crisis during the Economic Meltdown." The lecture is free and open to the public.

"Dr. Schweikart will bring us a deeper understanding of today's economy," said Sara Waller, philosophy professor in MSU's Department of History and Philosophy, sponsor of the event."We are very excited to be hosting such a well qualified theorist

Schweickart is a leading theorist of what has come to be called "economic democracy," an alternative to capitalism, a form of market socialism featuring workplace democracy and social control of investment.
His books on the subject include "Against Capitalism," and "After Capitalism." Schweickart's primary research interests are Marxism and questions at the intersection of philosophy and economics. He also has major interests in feminist theory, existentialism, critical theory and philosophical issues regarding race.

Schweickart has two Ph.D.'s One is in mathematics from the University of Virginia and the other in philosophy from Ohio State University. He began teaching in the philosophy department at Loyola in 1975. In 1999 he was named Faculty Member of the Year.

A reception will follow Schweickart's lecture.

Doors to the Hager Auditorium will open at 5:30 p.m. the night of the lecture. Seating is limited.

The Hausser Lecture is sponsored by the MSU Department of History and Philosophy.

Sara Waller (406) 994-5216, sara.waller@montana.edu