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Robison, John 1739-1805

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Works: 72 works in 325 publications in 3 languages and 2,814 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Controversial literature  Biography  History  Sources 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: HS481, 509
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Proofs of a conspiracy by John Robison ( Book )
132 editions published between 1797 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,296 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 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fifth volume of a set of fair copies of lecture notes for Lectures 61-77, concerning air in alkaline substances, various categories of earths (such as clays and flints), and inflammable substances (including phosphorus, sulfur, oils, and bitumens). Lectures are written on recto sides only, with a few diagrams added on versos
A system of mechanical philosophy by John Robison ( Book )
21 editions published between 1822 and 2004 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Outlines of a course of lectures on mechanical philosophy, by John Robison M.A. Prof. of Nat. Philosophy in the University of Edinburgh by John Robison ( )
10 editions published between 1797 and 1803 in English and Undetermined and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Outlines of a course of experimental philosophy by John Robison ( )
5 editions published in 1784 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Preuves de conspirations contre toutes les religions et tous les gouvernements de l'Europe ... par John Robison ... Traduit de l'Anglois d'après la troisieme édition by John Robison ( )
7 editions published between 1798 and 2005 in French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Partners in science: letters of James Watt & Joseph Black by James Watt ( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brevveksling mellem de tre videnskabsmænd og opfindere Joseph Black (1728-1799), John Robison (1739-1805) og James Watt (1736-1819) og gengivelse af James Watts notater til hans forsøg med varme og dampkraft
A rudimentary treatise on the principles of construction in the carpentry and joinery of roofs by John Robison ( Book )
5 editions published between 1859 and 1869 in English and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elements of mechanical philosophy : being the substance of a course of lectures on that science by John Robison ( Book )
6 editions published in 1804 in English and held by 24 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 )
1 edition published in 1820 in English and held by 23 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
Über geheime Gesellschaften und deren Gefährlichkeit für Staat und Religion by John Robison ( Book )
7 editions published between 1800 and 1998 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A system of mechanical philosophy by John Robison ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 12 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 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Robinson, Johann, 1739-1805
Robinson, John, 1739-1805
Robison, Joh. 1739-1805
Languages
English (241)
French (8)
German (7)
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