David Fordyce Bibliography

The Elements of Moral Philosophy, in Three Books. 1. Of Man, and his Connexions .... 2. The principal Distinction of Duty or Virtue .... 3. Of Practical Ethics, of the Culture of the Mind .... 1754
The Elements of Moral Philosophy first appeared in volume 2 of Robert Dodsley’s The Preceptor (1748), a do-it-yourself volume of all-purpose education for young people. It was so well received that it was soon reprinted separately, translated into French and German (both in 1757), and incorporated into the first volume of Encyclopaedia Britannica (1771). Fordyce taught for some years at Doddridge’s dissenting academy at Northampton, and was later Professor of Moral Philosophy at Aberdeen.