John Duncan

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John Duncan lived and worked in Stonehaven, Kincardineshire and is likely to have attended either Glasgow or Edinburgh University. Duncan was a rationalist and published two philosophical works: An Essay on Genius or, The Philosophy of Literature (1814) and The Philosophy of Human Nature, containing a complete theory of human interests, to which is added an essay on The Origin of Evil (1815).


From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.

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