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Benjamin Smith

Dr. Benjamin Smith currently serves as Lecturer in Philosophy at Belmont University. He teaches the introduction to philosophy, history of philosophy, logic, and interdisciplinary humanities. His area of specialization includes medieval philosophy and political philosophy.

Dr. Smith taught philosophy for over ten years at Aquinas College in Nashville, Tennessee and achieved the rank of Associate Professor before coming to Belmont. He graduated from Belmont University with a B.A. in History and Philosophy and completed his Ph.D. at the University of Saint Thomas (Houston). Dr. Smith has published articles on the thought of Thomas Aquinas and political philosophy. Most recently, his article “The Meaning and Importance of Common Goods” was published in the newest edition of The Thomist. Currently he is writing an article on the some neglected aspects of Augustinian ethics. In addition, he has presented at numerous academic conferences including the Villanova conference for Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies, the American Catholic Philosophical Association, and the Association for Core Texts and Courses. Dr. Smith is the proud father of two sons.