Francis Hutcheson

po_Hutcheson-FrancisThe Rev. Francis Hutcheson (August 8, 1694 – August 8, 1746) was a Scottish-Irish philosopher who became known as founding father of the Scottish Enlightenment.

Hutcheson took ideas from John Locke, and he was an important influence on the works of several significant Enlightenment thinkers, including David Hume and Adam Smith.