A History of Scottish Philosophy
- Publish Date: 2010-02-15
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Alexander Broadie
Winner of the Saltire Society Scottish History Book of the Year 2009.Shortlisted for the Saltire Society Scottish Research Book of the Year 2009. This book is unique in that it provides the first-ever substantial account of the seven-centuries-old Scottish philosophical tradition. The book focuses on a number of philosophers in the period from the later thirteenth century until the mid-twentieth and attends especially to some brilliantly original texts. The book also indicates ways in which philosophy has been intimately related to other aspects of Scotland's culture. Among the greatest philosophers that Scotland has produced are John Duns Scotus, Francis Hutcheson, David Hume, Adam Smith and Thomas Reid. But there were many other fine, even brilliant philosophers who are less highly regarded, if they are noticed at all, such as John Mair, George Lokert, Frederick Ferrier, Andrew Seth, Norman Kemp Smith and John Macmurray. All these thinkers and many others are discussed in these pages.