The Chronicle of Higher Ed
January 23rd, 2015
Jack Russell Weinstein finds philosophy everywhere. A professor of
philosophy and religion at the University of North Dakota, he has a
serious academic career, focusing on the interplay of morality and
economics. He describes Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations as "the world’s most interesting book disguised as the world’s most boring." His own most recent book, Adam Smith’s Pluralism, was published by Yale University Press in 2013.
But Mr. Weinstein’s work extends beyond the classroom and onto the airwaves. For seven years now, he’s been the host of Why? Radio,
a monthly program on North Dakota’s Prairie Public Broadcasting. It’s a
centerpiece of what he does as director of the university’s Institute for Philosophy in Public Life.