Craig Smith

Dr. Craig Smith is the Adam Smith Senior Lecturer in the Scottish Enlightenment at the University of Glasgow. A graduate of Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities, he researches the moral and political philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment. He is the author of Adam Smith’s Political Philosophy: The Invisible Hand and Spontaneous Order (Routledge, 2006), one of the editors of the Oxford Handbook of Adam Smith (OUP, 2013), and co-editor of the forthcoming second edition of The Cambridge Companion to the Scottish Enlightenment. His current research project involves a study of the social thought of Adam Ferguson.. 

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Adam Smith, the Scottish Enlightenment, and ‘realistic’ Philosophy

Paper Conference paper | | Oct 2017

Adam Smith’s modern fame as the founding father of economics has, until relatively recently, obscured the fact that he saw himself as a moral philosopher.

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From the Origins of Economic Ideas to the Challenges of Our Time

Event Plenary | Oct 21–23, 2017

INET gathered hundreds of new economic thinkers in Edinburgh to discuss the past, present, and future of the economics profession.