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...Meikle, James James Meikle was born at Carnwath, Clydesdale on 19 May 1730 and died at Biggar on 7 December 1799. He was educated at home by his friends. He was a surgeon and served in the Royal Navy. He attacked materialism (probably...
...Melville, Thomas No details of Thomas Melville’s life are known. He is the author of an essay on light, ‘Observations on Light and Colours’ (1752). Priestley cited this essay in support of his own claim that the ultimate particles of bodies...
...Locke, John Trenchard, JohnRobertson, William Windle, William William Windle was the author of An Enquiry into the Immateriality of Thinking Substances, Human Liberty, and the Original of Motion (1738), in which he defends Locke against...
...Clarke, Samuel Strutt, Samuel Two pamphlets are credited to Samuel Strutt, of whom little is known. According to Margaret Jacob (The Radical Enlightenment, 1981), he had a close association with a number of Freemasons. In his Defense...
...Elys, Edmund Locke, John Edmund Elys was born at Haccombe, Devon and died probably in Totnes. The son of a rector, he went to Balliol College, Oxford, receiving an MA in 1658, before succeeding his father as rector of Haccombe. He seems...
...Flemyng, Malcolm Malcolm Flemyng was born in Scotland and died in Lincoln on 7 March 1764. He studied under Alexander Monro Monro, Alexander, primus (1697–1767) primus in Edinburgh and under Boerhaave at Leyden, and was a correspondent...
...Shepherd, Richard Richard Shepherd died at Wetherden, Suffolk on 3 January 1809. He was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford (BA, 1753; MA, 1757; BD, 1765; DD, 1788). He was Archdeacon of Debford from 1783, and rector of Wetherden...
... metaphysical philosophy, begun, but left imperfect, in Locke’s essay (1852). Thought and Language (1855). Further Reading Yolton Jean S. and John W. Yolton John Locke: A Reference Guide ( Boston , 1985), p. 45....
...Martin, Benjamin Benjamin Martin was born in Worplesdon, Surrey, and died in London on 9 February 1782. From a farming background, he began his teaching career in Guildford, before moving to Chichester and then London. He was well known...
...Whitehead, John John Whitehead studied medicine at Leyden, gaining an MD in 1780. He was licensed by the College of Physicians in 1782. He wrote several books on medicine and some tracts on disputes with Methodists; also a biography...