James Dunbar Bibliography

Essays on the History of Mankind in Rude and Cultivated Ages 1780
The thirteen essays include “On the primeval Form of Society”, “On Language, as an universal Accomplishment”, “Of the Criterion of a polished Tongue”, “Of the Criterion of civilized Manners”, “Of the Rank of Nations, and the Revolutions of Fortune”, “Of the Relation of Man to the surrounding Elements”, “Of the Tendency of moral Character to diversify the human Form”, etc. Dunbar (died 1798) taught moral philosophy for thirty years at King’s College, Aberdeen. Among his pupils was Sir James Mackintosh.