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Chairs of Interest to Lawyers

Roger L. Emerson

in Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment: Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625963
eISBN:
9780748653652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625963.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter discusses the lawyers' interest in the humanist's post which taught humanity or Latin. It observes that Scottish lawyers had long taken a special interest in the teaching of Latin ... More


The World in Which the Scottish Enlightenment Took Shape

Roger Emerson

in Scottish Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century, Volume I: Morals, Politics, Art, Religion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199560677
eISBN:
9780191761300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560677.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents a summary description both of the kind of country Scotland was around 1700 and of the opportunities, especially the intellectual opportunities, that it afforded its citizens. It ... More


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