Archibald Campbell (philosopher)

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Archibald Campbell (1691, Edinburgh – 1756, St Andrews) was a Scottish Church of Scotland minister and moral philosopher.[1]

Archibald Campbell was educated at Edinburgh and Glasgow. His first book, which based morals on self-love but which was critical of both Mandeville and Francis Hutcheson, was fraudulently published by Alexander Innes as his own, Aretē-logia, or An Inquiry into the Original of Moral Virtue (1728). Campbell re-published it without Innes's notes in 1733. He wrote theological works against Matthew Tindal. In 1735 he was charged with Pelagianism and warned by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.[1]


  1. ^ a b Haakonssen, Knud (2006), "Campbell, Archibald", in Haakonssen, Knud, The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Philosophy 2, Cambridge University Press, p. 1157 

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