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
Philosopher

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
Historian

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
Judge
Dugald StewartDugald Stewart
 

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

Hugh BlairHugh Blair
07 April 1718
Author
John CampbellJohn Campbell
1956 AD
Philosopher

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