An online talk by Philip Orr
The 18th-century philosopher, Francis Hutcheson (1694-1746), became known as one of the founding fathers of the Scottish Enlightenment. He was notable for his humane view of mankind – for him, there was inherent goodness in people. moralist, an advocate of moral sentimentalism. Join Philip Orr, author of ‘The Secret Chain: Francis Hutcheson and Contemporary Ireland’, for a talk on moralism and the Scottish Enlightenment.
Philip Orr was born in Belfast and divides his time between Hertfordshire England and his native Northern Ireland. He studied English Literature at the University of East Anglia before further study at the University of Ulster and Queens University Belfast.
This event is kindly sponsored by the Ulster-Scots Agency.