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William Wollaston

(1660—1724) moral philosopher

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Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin  

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(1706–90)Although Franklin's distinction rests on his work as a scientist and statesman, his homely moral and political philosophy, particularly as expounded in Poor Richard's Almanack (1733–58), has ...
Charles Crawford

Charles Crawford  

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(b. 1752)Charles Crawford was born in Antigua. A sometime Fellow Commoner of Queen's College, Cambridge, Venn's Alumni Cantabrigienses reports that he was expelled from Queen's on 27 September 1773 ...
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duty  

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That which one must do, or that which can be required of one. The term carries implications of that which is owed (due) to other people, or perhaps to oneself. Universal duties would be owed to ...
J. Richardson

J. Richardson  

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(fl. 1755–73)J. Richardson is an elusive figure, who had his one brief moment of glory and was the occasion for an amusing author-replies-to-review. Little is known about his life ...
John Balguy

John Balguy  

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(1686–1748)John Balguy was born in Sheffield on 12 August 1686 and died at Harrogate. He went up to St John's College, Cambridge as a sizar in 1702 (BA, 1705–6 ...
John Taylor

John Taylor  

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(1694–1761), Dissenting minister. His Hebrew Concordance (1754–7) was designed to serve also the purposes of a lexicon and marked an advance in the study of Hebrew roots. His Scripture Doctrine of ...
Michael Faraday

Michael Faraday  

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(1791–1867)British chemist and physicist, who received little formal education. He started to experiment on electricity and in 1812 attended lectures by Sir Humphry Davy at the Royal Institution; a ...
Oxford Philosophy

Oxford Philosophy  

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The study and teaching of philosophy in Oxford go back at least to the early thirteenth-century Augustinian, or Neoplatonist, Robert Grosseteste, one of the few medieval philosophers to know Greek. ...

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