John Playfair

(1748—1819) mathematician and geologist

Related Overviews

James Hutton (1726—1797) geologist

Joseph Black (1728—1799) chemist and physician

John Robison (1739—1805) natural philosopher and inventor

Royal Society

See all related overviews in Oxford Index » »


More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Philosophy
  • Science and Mathematics


Quick Reference


Scottish mathematician, who popularized and promoted the plutonist and uniformitarian theories of James Hutton, rewriting his work to make it more easily readable (1802).

Subjects: Philosophy — Science and Mathematics.

Reference entries

See all related reference entries in Oxford Index »