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...that Francis Hutcheson was a philosopher born in Saintfield, County Down, and is usually described as ‘the Father of the Scottish Enlightenment’. His political thought was very influential in the American colonies and also helped shape the thinking of the United Irishmen in their constitutional phase in the early 1790s. He was one of the first authors to challenge the legitimacy of slavery.

His political thought was very influential in the American colonies and also helped shape the thinking of the United Irishmen in their constitutional phase in the early 1790s. He was one of the first authors to challenge the legitimacy of slavery

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