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Robison, John 1739-1805

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Works: 73 works in 356 publications in 5 languages and 3,732 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Registers  Diaries  Controversial literature  Personal narratives  Registers (Lists) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director
Classifications: HS481, 366.1
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Proofs of a conspiracy by John Robison( Book )

179 editions published between 1797 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1776 was a significant year, the date of the American Revolution, of the publication of Adam Smith's 'Wealth of Nations' and, far less well-known but equally momentous, the founding by Adam Weishaupt of the Order of the Illuminati. Weishaupt was a respected professor of Canon Law at Germany's Ingolstadt University. He conceived the Illuminati as "a durable combination of the most worthy persons, who should work together in removing the obstacles to human happiness. ... Would not such an association be a blessing to the world?" But while the American Revolution strove for the 'pursuit of happiness' via forthright, open revolution, Weishaupt envisioned that the Illuminati would shape the fate of nations, and eventually the world, from the shadows, working behind the scenes to infiltrate and subvert a host of organizations, effecting change and revolution by stealth. A secret Order dedicated to covert conspiracy. John Robison, a distinguished Professor of philosophy at Edinburgh University, took it upon himself to discover all he could of the Illuminati's structure and schemes. His book, when first published in 1798, caused a sensation in Europe and America. It has remained one of the most important source works for the study of this most enigmatic (and some would claim diabolical) of secret societies.--Page [4] of cover
Lectures on the elements of chemistry, delivered in the University of Edinburgh, by the late Joseph Black; now published from his manuscripts, by John Robison by Joseph Black( Book )

25 editions published between 1803 and 1970 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A system of mechanical philosophy by John Robison( Book )

27 editions published between 1822 and 2014 in English and German and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines of a course of lectures on mechanical philosophy, by John Robison by John Robison( Book )

10 editions published between 1797 and 2005 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partners in science; letters of James Watt and Joseph Black. Edited, with introductions and notes, by Eric Robinson and Douglas McKie by James Watt( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Account of the flexible water main contrived by the late Mr. Watt, for the Glasgow Water-Work Company by John Robison( Book )

3 editions published in 1820 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rudimentary treatise on the principles of construction in the carpentry and joinery of roofs( Book )

3 editions published in 1859 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Account of the failure of the suspension bridge at Paris by John Robison( Book )

1 edition published in 1827 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations on the difference of level of the east and west seas by John Robison( Book )

1 edition published in 1822 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Account of the malleable iron passage-boat now plying on the Forth and Clyde Canal by John Robison( Book )

1 edition published in 1820 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines of a course of experimental philosophy by John Robison( )

6 editions published between 1784 and 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of mechanical philosophy : being the substance of a course of lectures on that science by John Robison( Book )

4 editions published in 1804 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muster roll and diary of Captain John Robison, War of 1812 by John Robison( Book )

3 editions published between 1937 and 1990 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Über geheime Gesellschaften und deren Gefährlichkeit für Staat und Religion by John Robison( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A System Of Mechanical Philosophy by John Robison( Book )

5 editions published between 1822 and 2014 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The articles steam and steam-engines by John Robison( Book )

5 editions published between 1814 and 1818 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on the construction of roofs as regards carpentry and joinery( Book )

2 editions published in 1859 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A system of mechanical philosophy by John Robison( Book )

3 editions published between 1822 and 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A system of mechanical philosophy by John Robison( Book )

5 editions published between 1822 and 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
John Robinson britisk kjemiker og matematiker

John Robison britisk kemiker og matematiker

John Robison britisk kjemikar og matematikar

John Robison brittisk kemist och matematiker

John Robison schottischer Mathematiker und Physiker

Robinson, Johann 1739-1805

Robinson, John 1739-1805

Robison, Joh 1739-1805

Джон Робисън

Робисон, Джон

جان رابیسن ریاضی‌دان و شیمی‌دان بریتانیایی

約翰·羅比遜

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A system of mechanical philosophyA System Of Mechanical Philosophy