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The First Edinburgh Chair in Law: Grotius and the Scottish Enlightenment

John W Cairns

in Enlightenment, Legal Education, and Critique: Selected Essays on the History of Scots Law, Volume 2

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748682133
eISBN:
9781474415972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682133.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the development of teaching from the chair of Public Law and the Law of Nature and Nations at the University of Edinburgh during the Scottish Enlightenment, with particular ... More


Rhetoric, Language, and Roman Law: Legal Education and Improvement in Eighteenth-Century Scotland

John W Cairns

in Enlightenment, Legal Education, and Critique: Selected Essays on the History of Scots Law, Volume 2

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748682133
eISBN:
9781474415972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682133.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines how the development of theories of rhetoric affected styles of law teaching in eighteenth-century Scotland, leading to the development of the practice of teaching in the English ... More


The Blasphemies of Thomas Aikenhead: Boundaries of Belief on the Eve of the Enlightenment

Michael F. Graham

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634262
eISBN:
9780748653454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634262.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This is the first modern book-length study of the case of Thomas Aikenhead, the sometime University of Edinburgh student who in 1697 earned the unfortunate distinction of being the last person ... More


The Law, the Advocates, and the Universities in Late Sixteenth-Century Scotland

John W Cairns

in Law, Lawyers, and Humanism: Selected Essays on the History of Scots Law, Volume 1

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748682096
eISBN:
9781474415989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682096.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

About seventy years ago, W. C. Dickinson drew attention to a document that, he argued, explained the failure of the project initiated on January 16, 1589 by the Lords of Council and Session to found ... More


The Influence of Smith’s Jurisprudence on Legal Education in Scotland

John W Cairns

in Enlightenment, Legal Education, and Critique: Selected Essays on the History of Scots Law, Volume 2

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748682133
eISBN:
9781474415972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682133.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the influence of Adam Smith's jurisprudence on legal education in Scotland. By the middle years of the eighteenth century, natural law thinking had come to dominate the moral ... More


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