Find out more about the greatest Scottish Philosophers, including Adam Smith, William Wallace, David Hume, John Major and Thomas Carlyle.
William WallaceWilliam Wallace
1270 AD
Patriot, Revolutionary Fighter, Knight, De facto
Adam SmithAdam Smith
16 June 1723
Economist and Philosopher

David HumeDavid Hume
26 April 1711
Philosopher & Historian

Thomas CarlyleThomas Carlyle
04 December 1795

Alexander Bain - PhilosopherAlexander Bain - Philosopher
11 June 1818
Scottish philosopher

Duns ScotusDuns Scotus
1265 AD
philosopher, theologian, writer, cleric,
James MillJames Mill
06 April 1773

David BrewsterDavid Brewster
11 December 1781
Botanist, Civil engineer, Physicist, Engineer,

Thomas ReidThomas Reid

W. D. RossW. D. Ross
Abdalqadir as-SufiAbdalqadir as-Sufi
1930 AD
theologian, philosopher, actor

James Burnett, Lord MonboddoJames Burnett, Lord Monboddo
25 October 1714
Dugald StewartDugald Stewart

Sir William Hamilton, 9th BaronetSir William Hamilton, 9th Baronet
08 March 1788

Hugh BlairHugh Blair
07 April 1718
John CampbellJohn Campbell
1956 AD

A.S. NeillA.S. Neill
17 October 1883
James BeattieJames Beattie
25 October 1735
Linguist, Poet, Translator, Philosopher, Writer