Brown, Thomas (1778-1820)

Brown, Thomas (1778-1820), a Scottish metaphysician, born at Kirkmabreck manse, Kirkcudbrightshire, in 1792 entered Edinburgh University, and, abandoning law for medicine, became in 1806 Dr Gregory's partner in his large practice. His bent, however, was for literature and philosophy. He contributed to the Edinburgh Review; and in 1804 appeared his Cause and Effect. In 1810 he became colleague to Dugald Stewart, professor of Moral Philosophy. Brown's chief contribution to psychology is the establishment of a sixth or muscular sense; his Lectures (with a memoir by Welsh) reached a 20th edition in 1860.
1. Chamber's Biographical Dictionary, Philadelphia, 1926, page 139.

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