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Dr. Thomas Chalmers is considered by some as one of four greatest Scotsmen of his time. It was said of him that he was not on man but a thousand. Though a reformer, Chalmers reflected the social traditions of the preindustrial age. As a student in the University of St. Andrews, Chalmers developed the idea that a man’s value was based on his contribution to society: this in turn was a function, not of his personal wealth, but of his principles and his integrity. They well-working society was based on the fundamental social principle of benevolence.