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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