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Francis Hutcheson

1694 - 1746

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Francis Hutcheson LLD (; 8 August 1694 – 8 August 1746) was an Ulster-Scot philosopher born in Ulster to a family of Scottish Presbyterians who became known as one of the founding fathers of the Scottish Enlightenment. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francis Hutcheson has received more than 17,575 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Francis Hutcheson is the 405th most popular philosopher (up from 419th in 2019), the 803rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 868th in 2019) and the 25th most popular British Philosopher.

Francis Hutcheson is most famous for his moral philosophy. He believed that moral values are innate and that humans are born with a sense of right and wrong. He also believed that humans are born with the ability to reason and that this is how we know what is right or wrong.

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Among philosophers, Francis Hutcheson ranks 405 out of 1,081Before him are Luce Irigaray, Christian Thomasius, Hugues Felicité Robert de Lamennais, Antonio Negri, Charles Taylor, and Nasir Khusraw. After him are Jyotirao Phule, Ágnes Heller, Étienne Cabet, Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach, Paul Grice, and Vinayak Damodar Savarkar.

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Among people born in 1694, Francis Hutcheson ranks 4Before him are Voltaire, François Quesnay, and Yeongjo of Joseon. After him are Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Leonardo Leo, Louis-Claude Daquin, Paul of the Cross, Georg Brandt, Hermann Samuel Reimarus, Theodore of Corsica, and Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield. Among people deceased in 1746, Francis Hutcheson ranks 5Before him are Philip V of Spain, Christian VI of Denmark, Maria Teresa Rafaela of Spain, and Anna Leopoldovna. After him are Colin Maclaurin, Georg Wilhelm Steller, Domenico Alberti, Nicolas de Largillière, Moshe Chaim Luzzatto, Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer, and Johann Adolf II, Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Francis Hutcheson ranks 803 out of 7,765Before him are Bernard Cornwell (1944), Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689), John Vane (1927), Wentworth Miller (1972), Edgar F. Codd (1923), and Rob Roy MacGregor (1671). After him are David McCallum (1933), Oliver Smithies (1925), Prince John of the United Kingdom (1905), Rodney Robert Porter (1917), Edward Burne-Jones (1833), and Robert FitzRoy (1805).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, Francis Hutcheson ranks 25Before him are Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855), A. S. Neill (1883), E. H. Carr (1892), J. L. Austin (1911), H. L. A. Hart (1907), and John of Salisbury (1110). After him are Paul Grice (1913), Alan Watts (1915), Adam Ferguson (1723), Roger Scruton (1944), Alasdair MacIntyre (1929), and A. J. Ayer (1910).