He was perhaps Scotland's greatest thinker. Find out more about the brilliant philosopher.
He was a Scottish philosopher whose ideas of economics and free trade have greatly influenced economic policy of nations down through the years. He is best known for writing Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
The American Enlightenment
The American colonies (which later became the United States) were alive with Enlightenment ideas as well, especially those involving the rights of people.