Samuel Hollander
Samuel Hollander is University Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, Canada, where he served on the faculty from 1963 to 1998. An Officer of the Order of Canada, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and Fellow of the Canadian Economics Association, Professor Hollander holds an honorary Doctorate of Laws from McMaster University, Ontario, Canada, and was a Research Director at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) of France, 1999-2000.
The Order of Canada / L'Ordre Du Canada
Governor General of Canada, Appointment to the Order of Canada, Samuel Hollander, O.C.
He remains one of the world’s greatest authorities on the history of economic thought. His series of innovative and authoritative volumes on the nineteenth-century fathers of economics has revolutionized the study of classical economics. He has earned a reputation as an internationally renowned scholar and speaker. As a professor at the University of Toronto, he has influenced and inspired innumerable students, many of whom are now professors at universities around the world.
12 January 1999
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  • Provides studies of Locke,Shaftesbury, Mandeville, Brown, Hutcheson, Hume, Helvetius, Hartley, Smith, Bentham, Malthus and Mill.
  • Demonstrates compatibility of the 'moral sense' and utility perspectives.
  • Explores the link between utilitarianism and distributive justice.
  • Compares Kant with utilitarian writers from Locke to Smith, Bentham and Malthus.
  • Evaluates reactions to Kant by J.S. Mill and Karl Marx.
  • Proposes Montaigne as a 'precursor' for maintaining a Kantian doctrine of conduct 'from duty'.
  • Demonstrates Kant's justification of poor relief, reduced inequality, a state education plan, and his opposition to paternalism.