Sam Fleischacker

Sam Fleischacker

Philosopher; 2016-17 Berggruen Fellow at NYU

Biography

Sam Fleischacker is LAS Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC). He received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1989, and taught from 1990 to 1999 at Williams College. His books include On Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations (Princeton, 2004), A Short History of Distributive Justice (Harvard, 2004), Divine Teaching and the Way of the World (Oxford, 2011), What is Enlightenment? (Routledge, 2013), The Good and the Good Book (Oxford, 2015), and Being Me Being You: Adam Smith and Empathy (Chicago, 2019). He is currently working on a modern-day way for Jews to understand reverence for the Torah and its laws as willed by God.