Hutcheson, Francis

(1694-1746)
   Philosopher, b. in Ireland, and ed. for the Presbyterian ministry at Glasgow Univ. After keeping an academy at Dublin for some years he pub. his Enquiry into Beauty and Virtue, which won for him a great reputation. In 1729 he became Prof. of Moral Philosophy at Glasgow, where he exercised a great influence over his students, and also upon the Scottish system of philosophy. In his philosophical views he was to some extent a disciple of Shaftesbury. He introduced the term, "moral sense," which he defined as a power of perceiving moral attributes in action. His System of Moral Philosophy appeared posthumously in two vols.

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  • Hutcheson, Francis — ▪ Scotch Irish philosopher born Aug. 8, 1694, Drumalig, County Down, Ire. died 1746, Glasgow  Scots Irish philosopher and major exponent of the theory of the existence of a moral sense through which man can achieve right action.       The son of… …   Universalium

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