Lecture notes on moral philosophy taken down by Henry Ramsay, [c.1831].

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Scope and Content

Lectures notes on moral philosophy taken down by Henry Ramsay of Perth.

  • pp.1-9 Introduction.
  • pp.9-10 On induction.
  • pp.10-13 On sensation.
  • pp.13-34, 38-52, 55-58, On perception.
  • pp.34-38 On innate ideas.
  • pp.52-55 On historical metaphysics.
  • pp.58-68 On memory.
  • pp.68-71 On imagination.
  • pp.71-75 On dreaming.
  • pp.75-81 On generalisation.
  • pp.81-87 On belief.
  • pp.87-91 On reason.
  • pp.91-98 On appetites.
  • pp.99-110 On emotions [incomplete].

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry Ramsay (1816-1837), son of Alexander Ramsay of Kinnoul and Elizabeth Slorack. He went to school at Perth Academy and then studied at the United College of St Andrews University from 1831. He won the Gray Prize in 1836, but died the following year.


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Binding: Paper.Paper: 11.8x19cm

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Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database

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Custodial History

'Henry Ramsay Perth June 18 1833' written inside front board.



Related Material

There are close similarities with msBJ1006.C6, notes from the lectures of George Cook, professor of moral theology, United College, University of St Andrews.