James Mylne

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James Mylne (Kinnaird, Gowrie, 3 September 1757 – 21 September 1839) was a Scottish philosopher and academic who was born in Perthshire in 1757 and educated at the University of St Andrews. He served as Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Glasgow from 1797 to 1837. His father-in-law was the philosopher John Millar and the philosopher James McCosh was among his students. He was a member of the Glasgow Literary Society.[1]

He was also the great-uncle of Frances Wright, who lived with him for a time.[2]

Some of his notes in manuscript are held by the Special Collections Department of the Library of the University of Glasgow.[3]


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