George Campbell

(1719—1796) Church of Scotland minister and college head

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Scottish minister principally remembered for his The Philosophy of Rhetoric (1776), in which he considered classical rhetoric from the standpoint of the nature of the human mind. He had earlier written A Dissertation on Miracles (1762) seeking to rebut Hume on the topic.

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