Historical Period: The 18th Century
George Turnbull (1698-1748) was a lesser-known contemporary of Hutcheson, Hume, and Smith. He taught at Marischal College, Aberdeen, then became a traveling tutor, and ended his career as an Anglican clergyman, first as a chaplain to the Prince of Wales, then as a minister in Ireland. Turnbull was the first member of the Scottish Enlightenment to provide a formal treatise on the theory and practice of education.
- Author: A Methodical System of Universal Law: Or, the Laws of Nature and Nations
- Author: Observations upon Liberal Education, in All its Branches
- Author: The Principles of Moral and Christian Philosophy, 2 vols.