Jacobitism and Enlightenment

  title={Jacobitism and Enlightenment},
  author={Anthony S. Jarrells},
If you look up John Robison in the Dictionary of National Biography (DNB), the first thing you’ll find out about him is that he was “a scientific writer (described by Sir James Mackintosh as ‘one of the greatest mathematical philosophers of his age’).” He was born in Boghall, Stirlingshire, in 1739, educated in Glasgow, and, in 1773, became professor of natural philosophy at Edinburgh University. In addition, as a tutor to the son of Admiral Knowles, a midshipman for General Wolfe, he traveled… CONTINUE READING

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