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A comparative view of the state and faculties of man with those of the animal world.

Author John Gregory
Title A comparative view of the state and faculties of man with those of the animal world.
Imprint London:
Date of Publication Printed for J. Dodsley
Language English
Notes The Scottish physician John Gregory (1724-1773), was a member of the Aberdeen Philosophical Society. He considered human nature to be a uniform non-variant, whose principles and function can be discovered through experiment. In this, the first edition of his work, the anonymous author brings together the contents of his lectures to the Society. Gregory wrote that "The task of improving our nature, of improving man's estate, involves the proper development and exercise of the social principle and the other principle of instinct, with reason subordinate to instinct and serving as a corrective on it". The study of nature is then, according to Gregory, the best means of cultivating taste and religious understanding, the aim being to produce morally well-formed individuals.
Shelfmark AB.1.217.121
Acquired on 22/04/17
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