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The Scottish Enlightenment

The 18thC Enlightenment was a European, even a trans-Atlantic phenomenon. Two of its main centres of intellectual activity were France and Scotland. The latter country produced an extraordinary amount of “enlightened” historical, economic, legal, and philosophical analysis by figures such as Adam Smith, David Hume, and Francis Hutcheson.

For additional information about the Scottish Enlightenment see in the Forum: Timeline on the Scottish Enlightenment.

David Hume (1711-1776) Adam Smith (1723-1790) Sir James Mackintosh (1765-1832)

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