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
Military Leader
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

Thomas ReidThomas Reid
07 May 1710
Philosopher

David BrewsterDavid Brewster
11 December 1781
Botanist, Civil engineer, Physicist, Engineer,
John CampbellJohn Campbell
1956 AD
Philosopher

Abdalqadir as-SufiAbdalqadir as-Sufi
1930 AD
theologian, philosopher, actor
W. D. RossW. D. Ross
15 April 1877
Philosopher

Richard Haldane, 1st Viscount HaldaneRichard Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane
30 July 1856
Statesman

Michael ScotMichael Scot
1175 AD
Scholar

Dugald StewartDugald Stewart
22 November 1753
Philosopher

James Burnett, Lord MonboddoJames Burnett, Lord Monboddo
25 October 1714
Judge
Sir William Hamilton, 9th BaronetSir William Hamilton, 9th Baronet
08 March 1788
Metaphysician

Hugh BlairHugh Blair
07 April 1718
Author

John MacquarrieJohn Macquarrie
27 June 1919
Philosopher

Henry Home, Lord KamesHenry Home, Lord Kames
1696 AD
Advocate
Hector BoeceHector Boece
1465 AD
Scottish philosopher

James Frederick FerrierJames Frederick Ferrier
16 June 1808
Philosopher
Edward CairdEdward Caird
23 March 1835
Philosopher

Thomas BrownThomas Brown
09 January 1778
Philosopher

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

Robert BalfourRobert Balfour
1553 AD
Philosopher
Elizabeth Sanderson HaldaneElizabeth Sanderson Haldane
27 May 1862
Social reformer

Richard of Saint-VictorRichard of Saint-Victor
1110 AD
Philosopher