Hutcheson, F (1694.8.8-1746)
Birthplace Co. Down, Ireland
Post Held Presbyterian Minister; Prof. Moral Philo., Univ. Glasgow, 1729-46
Publications Books: 1. Inquiry into the Origin of our Edeas of Beauty and Virtue (1720); 2. Essay on the nature and Conduct of the Passions (1728); 3. Introduction to Moral Philosophy (1753); 4. A System of Moral Philosophy (1755)
Career Adam Smith's teacher, whose philosophy had a basis in utilitarian ideas. To him virtue and natural law were both grounded in utility. His System... incorporates material which was given in his lectures, and the divisions of the subject he used are very similar to those later adopted by Smith. He laid great stress on the division of labour, and his ideas onthe value of money and whether corn or labour afforded the most stable standard of value resemble those of Smith.
Secondary Literature W. L. Taylor, Francis Hutcheson and David Hume as Predecessors of Adam Smith (Duke Univ. Press, 1965)


Remarks upon the Fable of the Bees (1750) (socsci.mcmaster.ca)
Remarks upon the Fable of the Bees (1750) (ecn.bris.ac.uk)
Remarks upon the Fable of the Bees (1750) (unimelb.edu.au)


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