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What is the Four-Stage Theory on Social Progress?

“The various theories of social progress current in the late eighteenth century had many sources, but especially important to the Americans was the four-stage theory that had been worked out by that remarkable group of eighteenth-century Scottish social scientists—Adam Smith, John Millar, Adam Ferguson, and Lord Kames. 66 more words


Private Property and Adam Ferguson's Civic Masculinity

On the 18 December 1745, at the height of the Second Jacobite Rebellion, the First Highland Regiment, under the command of Lord John Murray, were treated to a sermon by their chaplain. 1,259 more words

Behind TIME's Cover With Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen

Tsai Ing-wen, who is running for president in Taiwan, is on the cover of this week’s edition of TIME Asia. Freelance photographer Adam Ferguson, who authored the cover portrait, takes us behind the scenes: 476 more words

Forgotten Philosophers: Adam Ferguson On Social Solidarity

On the 20th of June 1723, Enlightenment philosopher and pioneering sociologist Adam Ferguson was born in Logierait, Perthshire, Scotland. “Ferguson is chiefly remembered for the… 820 more words


How PDN's 30 Influenced Photographers Over the Years

When Photo District News, a trade photography magazine, released its “30 New and Emerging Photographers” list 16 years ago, the photo industry was going through transformative changes. 597 more words

Witness the Aftermath of Nepal's Devastating Earthquake

Freelance photographer Adam Ferguson was on assignment in New Delhi when a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit the central region of Nepal. “The building started to shake, and I immediately looked at the news to see how the situation was developing,” he says. 231 more words

Ian Hamilton Finlay, Scotland Enlightened?

As an impressive number of Scottish citizens turned out to vote on September 18th on the future of their country, I felt a deep appreciation for democracy. 919 more words