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We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
The Scottish Enlightenment was an intellectual movement that ranged across the fields of philosophy, chemistry, geology, architecture, poetry, engineering, technology, economics, sociology, medicine and history.
... Enlightenment ideas guided Thomas Jefferson as he drafted the American Declaration of Independence.
The 'Science of Man'
David Hume's aim was to found the 'Science of Man' – nothing less than the study of human nature by scientific means. As his books were translated into numerous languages his ideas echoed around the world.
Hundreds of years after his books were first published they can still inspire fierce debate. Today, David Hume is widely regarded as one of the world's greatest and most influential philosophers.
The Scottish Enlightenment (Scots: Scottis Enlightenment) was the period in 18th century Scotland characterised by an outpouring of intellectual and scientific accomplishments. By 1750, Scots were among the most literate citizens of Europe, with an estimated 75% level of literacy. The culture was oriented to books, and intense discussions took place daily at such intellectual gathering places in Edinburgh as The Select Society and, later, The Poker Club.
Originally posted by On the level
Scotland where we can drink anyone under the table and kick flaming terrorists without batting an eyelid