Theses philosophicae in Aberdeen in the early eighteenth century

Journal of Scottish Thought 3:109-125 (2010)

Giovanni Gellera
Université de Lausanne
This paper investigates aspects of the philosophy curriculum that Thomas Reid studied during his student years in Aberdeen. In order to assess the nature of philosophy teaching in early eighteenth-century Aberdeen, the graduation theses of the Scottish universities must be read with an eye to the long tradition of university teaching, which reaches back into the seventeenth century. I will seek to show how seventeenth-century Scottish Reformed scholasticism is the backdrop of the Scottish Enlightenment.
Keywords graduation theses  Scottish Reformed scholasticism  Thomas Reid  Scottish philosophy  Scottish Enlightenment
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