Philosophy

Chairs of Moral Philosophy and Logic & Metaphysics

List of Chairs from 1708 to the present day

Chair of Moral Philosophy

Dates Name
1708 William Law
1729 William Scott
1734 - 1745 John Pringle
1745 - 1754 William Cleghorn (David Hume unsuccessful)
1754 - 1764 James Balfour
1764 - 1785 Adam Ferguson
1785 - 1820 Dugald Stewart
1810 - 1820 Thomas Brown (conjoint professor)
1820 - 1851 John Wilson (wrote journalism as 'Christopher North')
1853 P.C. McDougall
1868 Henry Calderwood
1898 James Seth
1924 - 1941 Alfred Edward Taylor (performed duties till 1944)
1944 - 1957 John Macmurray
1959 Winston Herbert Frederick Barnes
1964 - 1973 Harry Burrows Acton
1975 - 1996 Ronald Hepburn
1999 - 2004 Rae Langton

Chair of Logic and Metaphysics

1708 Colin Drummond
1730 John Stevenson
1774 John Bruce
1786 James Finlayson
1808 David Ritchie
1836 - 1856 William Hamilton
1856 Alexander Campbell Fraser
1891 - 1919 Andrew Seth (from 1898 known as 'Andrew Seth Pringle-Pattison')
1919 - 1945 Norman Kemp Smith
1945 - 1960 Arthur David Ritchie
1960 - 1976 William Henry Walsh
1979 - 1989 Timothy Sprigge
1995 - 2000 Timothy Williamson
2000 - 2003 Huw Price
2004 - Andy Clark