Enlightenment

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Let There Be Light: Dr Fiona Watson examines the Enlightenment, a dramatic period in Scottish history.

It witnessed the birth of New Knowledge that shaped the modern world.

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Making the World Turn: The Enlightenment was one of the most dramatic periods in Scottish history.

It witnessed the birth of New Knowledge that shaped the modern world.

Dr Fiona Watson looks at great thinkers and scientists including David Hume, Adam Smith, Thomas Reid, Joseph Black and James Hutton, revealing how their worked sparked the industrial revolution, modern economic thinking and the end of the mass slave trade.

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The Legacy: The Enlightenment was one of the most dramatic periods in Scottish history.

It witnessed the birth of New Knowledge that shaped the modern world.

Dr Fiona Watson looks at the ripple effect of Scottish thinking on the world stage, helping shape the British Empire, the American Constitution and 21st century economics.

She also hears calls for a new Centre for Enlightenment Studies to help promote the belief that the Scots invented the modern world.

02Making The World Turn2006103120061101

One of the most dramatic periods in Scottish history that witnessed the birth of New Knowledge which shaped the modern world.

Dr Fiona Watson looks at great thinkers and scientists, including David Hume, Adam Smith, Thomas Reid, Joseph Black and James Hutton.

She reveals how their work sparked the Industrial Revolution, modern economic thinking, and the end of the mass slave trade.

04The Democratic Intellect2006111420061115

The Enlightenment was one of the most dramatic periods in Scottish history.

Billy Kay places the age of reason in its historical context.

05Adam Smith And The Great Infidel2006112120061122

The Enlightenment was one of the most dramatic periods in Scottish history.

Billy Kay places the age of reason in its historical context.