James Moor was born in Glasgow on 22 June 1712 and died there on 17 September 1779. He was educated at local schools and Glasgow University. He spent all his life in education, working first in Glasgow schools, then as a private tutor and travelling companion to members of the aristocracy. He was appointed Librarian of the University of Glasgow in 1742 and four years later was made Professor of Greek. He was a distinguished editor of Herodotus, Homer and other classical authors, whose editions were published by the Foulis Press in Glasgow. Among these was a translation of Marcus Aurelius that he did with Francis Hutcheson. He was appointed Vice-Rector of Glasgow University in 1761.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.