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Andrew Baxter

(1687—1750) natural philosopher and metaphysician


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Andrew Baxter was born in Aberdeen and died at Whittingham near Edinburgh on 23 April 1750. He was educated in his native city at King's College. His father was a merchant, but Baxter appears to have maintained himself chiefly by being a tutor to noblemen's sons. He married in 1725, and had a son and three daughters. In 1741 he went with two pupils to Utrecht and resided there, making occasional trips to Spa, Cleves and other places, until 1747, when he returned to Scotland and rejoined his wife and family. He died three years later.

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From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.

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