Thomas Brown
Scottish metaphysician
Thomas Brown
Thomas Brown FRSE was a Scottish metaphysician. He was born at Kirkmabreck, Kirkcudbright, where his father Rev. Samuel Brown was parish clergyman. He was a wide reader and an eager student. Educated at several schools in London, he went to the University of Edinburgh in 1792, where he attended Dugald Stewart's moral philosophy class, but does not appear to have completed his course.
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E–Myles McDavid 30 pass from Johnson (Wren kick), 11:05 - The Augusta Chronicle
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Richmond Academy: Thomas Allison 11-17-2 85. RECEIVING–Greenbrier: Harden 4-60, Thomas Brown 2-36, Hardrick 2-35, Charlie Stakeley 1-3, Rhett Stanley 1-15, Fisher Wright 1-4. Richmond Academy: Tre'Von Lambert 4-21, Anthony Williams 4-37, CJ Welcher 3-27
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Brown Fitting In Fine - SuperPrep.com (subscription)
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Serra linebacker Thomas Brown is happy to be at new school as more attention comes in... Gardena (Calif.) Serra linebacker Thomas Brown (6-2, 210), has fit in just nicely with the Cavs after moving over from St. Anthony's in Long Beach
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Brown saves Seneca in win over Chapman - Anderson Independent Mail
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After watching Chapman erase a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit and take the lead on Josh Henderson's fourth TD pass of the night with 33 seconds remaining, Seneca's Thomas Brown scooped up the ensuing kickoff off the bounce at the 10, evaded the first
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Thomas Brown, CEO/Founder, Second Curve Capital Llc - istockAnalyst.com (press release)
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THOMAS BROWN, CEO/FOUNDER, SECOND CURVE CAPITAL LLC: Good morning. KEENE: What a ride. You have been pounding the table on the value of Bank of America. Everybody, including Meredith Whitney agreeing with Tom Brown. Mr. Buffett just put money where
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Calumet's Brown lends a helping 'hand' on defense - nwitimes.com
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Thomas Brown used his quick feet and huge hands to block six field goals last season for Calumet. CALUMET TWP. | At 6-foot-2 and 310 pounds, jovial Thomas Brown is a nickname waiting to happen. "Big T" and "Gerber Baby" are the two most often heard
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Sail Salem Launches The Thomas Brown - Patch.com
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The 34' 1966 Webber Cove boat Thomas Brown was christened Tuesday by Mayor Kimberly Driscoll at Dion's Yacht Yard on Winter Island. The boat was named for Thomas G. Brown Jr. of Gloucester who donated it to Sail Salem for use as a
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Brown is `Bullish' on Future of U.S. Banking Industry - Washington Post
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16 (Bloomberg) -- Thomas Brown, chief executive officer at Second Curve Capital LLC and a Bloomberg Television contributing editor, discusses the US banking industry and investment strategy. Brown speaks with Lisa Murphy and Adam Johnson on Bloomberg
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SEC football notes: Former Georgia star Thomas Brown sets workout example - Macon Telegraph (blog)
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Thomas Brown last put on a Georgia football uniform back on Jan. 1, 2008, when the Bulldogs proceeded to hammer Hawaii in the Sugar Bowl. Granted, Brown is only 25, but Georgia center Ben Jones is pretty sure the new member of the strength and
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DeKalb has budget in place, but questions persist - Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Sheriff Thomas Brown was first in line Tuesday, asking for permission to fill 70 vacant jobs in his department. Twelve openings are for deputies, 35 for jail detention officers and two for a lieutenant and a sergeant to oversee jail operations
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3 DeKalb County, Ga. jail guards arrested, charged in scuffle involving inmate - The Republic
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Officials say an argument on May 15 between Seals and the unidentified inmate over restroom use became physical. The inmate was being held in the DeKalb County Jail on a disorderly conduct charge. Sheriff Thomas Brown says all three officers,
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Fired officer down to final chance - Chatham Daily News
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Thomas Brown, 45, has been granted an extension to properly file an appeal to the Ontario Civilian Police Commission concerning a Nov. 18, 2010 ruling from a disciplinary hearing that he be dismissed after pleading guilty to two charges of
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Thomas Brown on Citigroup's Earnings, Exposure to Europe - Bloomberg
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July 15 (Bloomberg) -- Thomas Brown, chief executive officer of Second Curve Capital LLC and a Bloomberg contributing editor, talks about Citigroup Inc.'s second-quarter earnings reported today and outlook. The third-biggest US bank said net income
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Thomas Brown Jr. - Amarillo.com
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Survivors include a son, Chase Brown of Pampa; three daughters, Nikki Brown of Spearman, and Jessica Brown and Madison Brown, both of Pampa; his mother, Ruth Brown of Pampa; his father, Thomas Brown Sr. of Pampa; two brothers, Darren Brown of Borger
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Thomas scores in world cup match - Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph
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Young footballer Thomas Brown scored for Scotland when he took part in the Cerebral Palsy World Championships. The 15-year-old player from Corby was selected for the squad which took part in the tournament in Holland. And although Scotland may have
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    FORTIES
  • 1820
    Age 42
    He was advised to take a trip to London, where he died in 1820 aged 42.
    More Details Hide Details His body was returned to Kirkmabreck for burial. One of Brown's notable works included a critique of Erasmus Darwin's theory of transmutation. The philosopher published it in the form of a detailed study Observations on the zoonomia of Erasmus Darwin (1798), which was recognized as a mature work of criticism. This production of the causes of effects he considers, as affording a more magnificent idea of the infinite power of the Creator, than if he had simply caused the effects themselves; and, if the inconceivable be the source of the magnificent, the opinion is just. It is contrary, however, to all the observations, which prove the processes of animal, and vegetable growth, to be the result of new combinations of matter, previously existing; and it is also in direct opposition to the opinions, which Dr. Darwin has himself advanced. A body can increase in bulk, only by the farther separation of its parts, in expansion, or by the accretion of new parts. In the former case, no addition is made to the original quantity of matter; and it will surely be admitted, that nothing can accresce, which does not exist. The parts accreted, existing before their junction with the animal, must have formed a portion of the original matter of the world, or been called into being,, in a new creation, not by the animal, to which they accresce, but by the great fource of animal existence.The immense beds of limestone, chalk, and marble, may have been, at one time, the shells of fish, and may thus have received a difference of form; but, unless the calcareous earth, of which they are composed, if that earth be a simple body, or its ingredients, if it be compound, had previously existed, all the powers of animation which the ocean contains would have been insufficient to create a single shell The process of generation is said to consist in the secretion by the male of a living filament, and by the female of a nutritive fluid, which stimulates the filament, to absorb particles, and thus to add to its bulk: At the earliest period of its existence the embryon, as secreted from the blood of the male, would seem to consist of a living filament, with certain capabilities of irritation, sensation, volition and association," p. 484.
    Among Brown's poems, which are modelled on Pope and Akenside and rather commonplace, may be mentioned: Paradise of Coquettes (1814); Wanderer in Norway (1815); Warfiend (1816); Bower of Spring (1817); Agnes (1818); Emily (1819); a collected edition in 4 vols. appeared in 1820.
    More Details Hide Details His poetry, though graceful, lacked force, and is now forgotten. Brown was one of the first contributors to the Edinburgh Review, in the second number of which he published a criticism of Immanuel Kant's philosophy, based entirely on Villers's French account of it. Associationism
  • THIRTIES
  • 1810
    Age 32
    In 1810 he was appointed as colleague to Stewart, a position which he held for the rest of his life. Brown was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1815.
    More Details Hide Details He wrote his lectures at high pressure, and devoted much time to the editing and publication of the numerous poems which he had written at various times during his life. He was also preparing an abstract of his lectures as a handbook for his class. His health, never strong, gave way under the strain of his work.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1808
    Age 30
    After twice failing to gain a professorship in the university, he was invited, during an illness of Dugald Stewart in the session of 1808–1809, to act as his substitute, and during the following session he undertook much of Stewart's work.
    More Details Hide Details The students received him with enthusiasm, due partly to his splendid rhetoric and partly to the novelty and ingenuity of his views.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1792
    Age 14
    Their son was a wide reader and an eager student. Educated at several schools in London, he went to the University of Edinburgh in 1792, where he attended Dugald Stewart's moral philosophy class, but does not appear to have completed his course.
    More Details Hide Details After studying law for a time he took up medicine; his graduation thesis De Somno was well received. But his strength lay in metaphysical analysis. Brown set an answer to the objections raised against the appointment of Sir John Leslie to the mathematical professorship (1805). Leslie, a follower of David Hume, was attacked by the clerical party as a sceptic and an infidel, and Brown took the opportunity to defend Hume's doctrine of causality as in no way inimical to religion. His defence, at first only a pamphlet, became in its third edition a lengthy treatise entitled Inquiry into the Relation of Cause and Effect, and is a fine specimen of Brown's analytical faculty. In 1806, Brown became a medical practitioner in partnership with James Gregory (1753–1821), but, though successful, preferred literature and philosophy.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1778
    Age 0
    Born in 1778.
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