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Turnbull, George (1698–1748)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-DB066-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Article Summary

George Turnbull was an early champion of the use of empirical methods in the moral sciences. Involved in contemporary religious debate, he favoured religious toleration and the use of rational argument in defence of Christian belief. He also made contributions to educational theory and practice.

Citing this article:
Wood, Paul. Turnbull, George (1698–1748), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-DB066-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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