Francis Hutcheson

1694 - 1746

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Francis Hutcheson (; 8 August 1694 – 8 August 1746) was an Irish 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 15,877 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Francis Hutcheson is the 419th most popular philosopher (up from 435th in 2019), the 869th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 844th in 2019) and the 26th 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 419 out of 1,089Before him are Siger of Brabant, Nicephorus Gregoras, Étienne Gilson, Lucilio Vanini, Archelaus, and Eubulides. After him are Norberto Bobbio, Ernesto Laclau, John Philoponus, Günther Anders, Paul Natorp, and Alan Watts.

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Among people born in 1694, Francis Hutcheson ranks 6Before him are Voltaire, François Quesnay, Yeongjo of Joseon, Leonardo Leo, and Louis-Claude Daquin. After him are Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Paul of the Cross, Georg Brandt, Henry Pelham, Theodore of Corsica, and Hermann Samuel Reimarus. Among people deceased in 1746, Francis Hutcheson ranks 6Before him are Philip V of Spain, Christian VI of Denmark, Maria Teresa Rafaela of Spain, Anna Leopoldovna, and Colin Maclaurin. After him are Georg Wilhelm Steller, Domenico Alberti, Nicolas de Largillière, and Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Francis Hutcheson ranks 869 out of 6,924Before him are Rob Roy MacGregor (1671), Andrew Huxley (1917), Norman Angell (1872), Bill Shankly (1913), Alexander II of Scotland (1198), and Peter Benenson (1921). After him are H. H. Asquith (1852), Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin (1900), Julie Walters (1950), Niels Kaj Jerne (1911), Frederick Fleet (1887), and Bernard Hill (1944).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, Francis Hutcheson ranks 26Before him are J. L. Austin (1911), E. H. Carr (1892), Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855), H. L. A. Hart (1907), John of Salisbury (1110), and Paul Grice (1913). After him are Alan Watts (1915), Roger Scruton (1944), Alasdair MacIntyre (1929), Gilbert Ryle (1900), A. J. Ayer (1910), and Adam Ferguson (1723).