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David Fordyce

(1711—1751) university teacher and writer on education


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(1711–51)

Scottish moral philosopher, and professor at Aberdeen. His Dialogues Concerning Education (1745–8) were described by an anonymous biographer as ‘somewhat tinged by the fopperies of the school of Shaftesbury, although entirely free from its more injurious notions’. He was best known for his The Elements of Moral Philosophy (1754).

Subjects: Philosophy.


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