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- Scottish Enlightenment: A period in 18th century Scotland characterized by a great outpouring of intellectual and scientific accomplishments.
- Edinburgh: The capital of Scotland.
- Sociology: Social science that studies human social behavior or social relations, social institutions and structures, demography, public opinion, social welfare, social psychology and some forms of political behavior, as well as the history of sociology.
- Civil society: The space for social activity outside the market, state and household; the arena of uncoerced collective action around shared interests, purposes and values.
- Perfectionism: Add brief definition or description
- David Hume: (1711—1776) Scottish philosopher, economist, and historian.
- Thomas Reid: Scottish philosopher (1710-1796), one of the leading figures of the Scottish Enlightenment, best known as the founder of the "school of common sense".
- James Beattie: (1753-1803) Scottish philosopher and poet.
- John Gregory: (1724–1773) Scottish physician who made major contributions to the field of medical ethics.
- Adam Smith: Scottish moral philosopher and political economist (1723-1790), a major contributor to the modern perception of free market economics; author of Wealth of Nations (1776).
- James Hutton: (1726–1797) Scottish farmer and naturalist, who is known as the founder of modern geology.
- John Home: (1722–1808) Scottish poet and dramatist.
- Joseph Black: (1728 – 1799) Scottish physicist and chemist, known for his discoveries of latent heat, specific heat, and carbon dioxide