Francis Hutcheson and the foundation of Modern France


James Dingley, pictured at his Durkheim talk last year at the Dark Horse

On Wednesday 23 October James Dingley, having delighted us with his talk last year on Émile Durkheim, returns as our conférencier to illuminate the role played by Francis Hutcheson in the foundation of modern France.
Considered as the father of the Scottish Enlightenment, Francis Hutcheson (1694-1746) in fact hailed from Saintfield, County Down.  Well known to the French philosophes such as Voltaire and Rousseau, he had a profound effect on the development of modern France and the ideals it embodied from 1789 on. Although he was a major thinker of the Enlightenment he is now almost forgotten in his native Ulster.
James's talk is sure to both inform and delight and we look forward to welcoming members, old and new, as well as their guests. 

Venez nombreux !

7.30 pm Dark Horse Coffee House, 30-34 Hill Street in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter.