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Blair, Hugh (1718–1800)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-DB006-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Blair was the foremost literary critic and preacher of the Scottish Enlightenment. He participated in the thriving cultural life of eighteenth-century Edinburgh, and along with William Robertson, Adam Ferguson and other enlightened Moderate party clergymen was a close friend of that city’s greatest philosopher, David Hume.

Citing this article:
Sher, Richard. Blair, Hugh (1718–1800), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-DB006-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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