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Dugald Stewart : the pride and ornament of Scotland

Author: Gordon Macintyre
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Sussex Academic Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work tells the story of Dugald Stewart, whose circular memorial on Calton Hill is one of Edinburgh's best-known landmarks. Originally a mathematician like his father, Stewart held the Chair of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Dugald Stewart; Dugald (Philosoph) Stewart
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Macintyre
ISBN: 1903900344 9781903900345 1903900352 9781903900352
OCLC Number: 51478188
Description: xii, 335 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: CONTENTS: Who was Dugald Stewart?; Family Background and Infancy; At School and University (1761-1772); The Young Stewart, Mathematician (1772-1780); Boarders, Travels, Marriage and Change (1780-1785); The Young Stewart, Philosopher (1785-1787); Stewart and Robert Burns; Revolutionary France and Remarriage (1787-1790); Liberal Philosopher in a Harsh Climate (1790-96); Students and Travels (1796-1800); The Stewarts and the Palmerstons (1800-1803); Social Life and the Leslie and Ashburton Affairs (1803-1805); Towards Retirement (1806-1810); The Teacher and the Man; The Early Years of Retirement (1810-1815); Deaths of Friends and the Final Break (1815-1820); The Last Years (1820-1828); Epilogue; Index.
Responsibility: Gordon Macintyre.

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"A highly readable and thoroughly researched book....Macintyre's engaging account of Stewart's life will encourage further research into this neglected Scottish philosopher and man of letters." Read more...

 
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