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Education and Careers

Geoffrey Cantor

in Quakers, Jews, and Science: Religious Responses to Modernity and the Sciences in Britain, 1650-1900

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276684
eISBN:
9780191603389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276684.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Quakers founded their own schools to ensure that their children learned Quaker values and would not be contaminated by, say, Anglican principles. Science played a significant role in Quaker ... More


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 Netherlands, William Carstares, and the Reform of Edinburgh University, 1690–17151

Esther Mijers

in History of Universities: Volume XXV/2

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199694044
eISBN:
9780191804861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199694044.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter notes that the University of Edinburgh was one of the greatest academic institutions of the 18th century. Many of its professors were famous people of the European Enlightenment, and ... 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


Jean Grier and Mary Bownes, <i>Private Giving, Public Good: The Impact of Philanthropy at the University of Edinburgh</i> (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014), vi+218pp. ISBN: 9780748699575

Robert Anderson

in History of Universities: Volume XXX / 1-2

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198807025
eISBN:
9780191844812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807025.003.0019
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter reviews the book Private Giving, Public Good: The Impact of Philanthropy at the University of Edinburgh (2014), by Jean Grier and Mary Bownes. The book offers an account of ‘private ... More


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