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Conclusion

Alexander Broadie

in A History of Scottish Philosophy

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780748616275
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652471 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616275.003.0012
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There has been a long tradition of philosophising in Scotland. After the Reformation, Scottish philosophers were no less interested than their predecessors had been in the philosophy being done there. Scottish philosophy is also inextricably bound up with mathematics and the natural sciences. This book has been written to demonstrate the longevity and richness of the Scottish philosophical tradition. Scottish philosophy is not just David Hume nor even just the philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment; it flourished for half a millennium before the Enlightenment and has outlived that wondrous event by two centuries. It is unfinished business, and this book is perforce an interim report.

Keywords: Scottish philosophy; Scotland; Reformation; David Hume; Scottish Enlightenment; mathematics; natural sciences

Chapter.  1835 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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