Why We Should Defend The Enlightenment
Defining the Enlightenment, in time, space and substance, has proven challenging. Yet agreement does exist about certain ideas that originated or matured during this period, about political and econom...
Robert Burns
Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796) (also known as Robbie Burns, Rabbie Burns, Scotland's favourite son, the Ploughman Poet, Robden of Solway Firth, the Bard of Ayrshire and i...
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David Hume
David Hume (/ˈhjuːm/; 7 May 1711 NS – 25 August 1776) was a Scottish historian, philosopher, economist, diplomat and essayist known today especially for his radical philosophical empiricism and scept...
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Adam Smith
Adam Smith (16 June 1723 NS – 17 July 1790) was a Scottish moral philosopher, pioneer of political economy, and key Scottish Enlightenment figure.Smith is best known for two classic works: The Theory...
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Anthropic principle
In astrophysics and cosmology, the anthropic principle (from Greek anthropos, meaning "human") is the philosophical consideration that observations of the physical Universe must be compatible...
Why We Should Defend The Enlightenment
Defining the Enlightenment, in time, space and substance, has proven challenging. Yet agreement does exist about certain ideas that originated or matured during this period, about political and econom...
Tobias Smollett
Tobias George Smollett (19 March 1721 – 17 September 1771) was a Scottish poet and author. He was best known for his picaresque novels, such as The Adventures of Roderick Random (1748) and The Adventu...
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Robert Fergusson
Robert Fergusson (5 September 1750 – 16 October 1774) was a Scottish poet. After formal education at the University of St Andrews, Fergusson followed an essentially bohemian life course in Edinburgh, ...
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Robert Burns Memorial (Barre)
The Robert Burns Memorial is a granite monument located in downtown Barre, Vermont. It was erected by Barre's Scottish immigrants in 1899 in observance of the 100th anniversary of the death of the Sco...
Homecoming Scotland 2009
Homecoming Scotland 2009 was a series of events designed to attract people of Scottish ancestry to visit Scotland. The campaign, organised by EventScotland and VisitScotland on behalf of the Scottish ...
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Thomas Reid
Thomas Reid FRSE (/riːd/; 26 April 1710 – 7 October 1796) was a religiously trained Scottish philosopher, a contemporary of David Hume as well as "Hume's earliest and fiercest critic." He was the foun...
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Johnson Grant
Johnson Grant (1773–1844) was a Scottish priest of the Church of England. He was known as a dedicated evangelical.
He was born at Edinburgh, the son of Dr. Gregory Grant, by Mary, daughter of Sir ...
Hume's fork
Hume's fork is an explanation, developed by later philosophers, of David Hume's aggressive, 1730s division of "relations of ideas" from "matters of fact and real existence". On the necessary versus c...
William Cullen
William Cullen FRS FRSE FRCPE FPSG (/ˈkʌlən/; 15 April 1710 – 5 February 1790) was a Scottish physician, chemist and agriculturalist, and one of the most important professors at the Edinburgh Medical ...
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Robert Emery (songwriter)
Robert Emery (1794–1871) was a Tyneside songwriter, born in Edinburgh in Scotland. Possibly his best known work is "Hydrophobie" (sometimes called "The skipper and the Quaker"), an example of Geordie ...
David Mallet (writer)
David Mallet (or Malloch) (c.1705–1765) was a Scottish dramatist.He was educated at the University of Edinburgh, and went to London in 1723 to work as a private tutor. There he became friendly with Al...
George Thomson (musician)
George Thomson (1757–1851), born at Limekilns, Fife, Scotland, was a noted collector of the music of Scotland, a music publisher, and a friend of Robert Burns. He was clerk to the Board of Trustees in...
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James Boswell
James Boswell, 9th Laird of Auchinleck (/ˈbɒzˌwɛl, -wəl/; 29 October 1740 – 19 May 1795), was a Scottish lawyer, diarist, and author born in Edinburgh. He is best known for the biography he wrote of o...
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Thomas Trotter (physician)
Thomas Trotter (1760–1832) was a Scottish naval physician and author who was a leading medical reformer in the Royal Navy and an ardent critic of the slave trade. Trotter was born in Melrose, Roxburgh...
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James Cunningham, 14th Earl of Glencairn
James Cunningham, 14th Earl of Glencairn (1 June 1749 – 30 January 1791) was a Scottish nobleman, soldier and patron of Rabbie Burns.
James the second son of William, 13th Earl, was born in Kilmac...
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James Fisher (Scottish secession church)
James Fisher (1697 – 1775) was one of the founders of the Scottish Secession church.
Fisher was born on 23 January 1697 at Barr, Ayrshire, where his father, Thomas, was minister, studied at Glasgo...
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George Lockhart (politician)
Sir George Lockhart of Lee (1673 – 17 December 1731), of Carnwath, South Lanarkshire, also known as Lockhart of Carnwath, was a Scottish writer, spy and politician.He was the son of Sir George Lockhar...
Hume's Fork (novel)
Hume's Fork is a satirical novel released in April 2007. It is written by Ron Cooper and published by Bancroft Press.
Hume's Fork is a novel about a philosophy professor named Legare "Greazy" Hume...
John Anderson (natural philosopher)
John Anderson FRSE FRS FSA(Scot) (26 September 1726 – 13 January 1796) was a Scottish natural philosopherand liberal educator at the forefront of the application of science to technology in the indust...
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Cutty Sark
Cutty Sark is a British clipper ship. Built on the Clyde in 1869 for the Jock Willis Shipping Line, she was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest, coming at the end of a long...
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Patrick Murray, 5th Lord Elibank
Patrick Murray, 5th Lord Elibank (1703–1778) was a Scottish soldier, lawyer, author and economist.
He was the son of Patrick Murray, 4th Lord Elibank (1677-1736), and his wife Elizabeth (died 1756...
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Patrick Brydone
Patrick Brydone, FRSE, FRS, FSA (Scot), FSA (1741–1818) was a Scottish traveller and author who served as Comptroller of the Stamp Office. Brydone was born in Coldingham, Berwickshire, where his fathe...
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John Arbuthnot
John Arbuthnot (baptised 29 April 1667 – 27 February 1735), often known simply as Dr Arbuthnot, was a Scottish physician, satirist and polymath in London. He is best remembered for his contribu...
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