Home  »  library  »  BIOS  »  Sir James Mackintosh (1765–1832)

C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Sir James Mackintosh (1765–1832)

Mackintosh, Sir James. A famous Scottish philosopher, lawyer, and politician; born at Aldourie, Inverness-shire, Oct. 24, 1765; died in London, May 30, 1832. He was recorder of Bombay, India, 1804–6; judge of admiralty, 1806–11; Member of Parliament, 1813; professor of law and politics at Haileybury College, 1818–24; Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1830. He wrote: ‘Dissertation on the Progress of Ethical Philosophy’ (1830), in the ‘Encyclopædia Britannica’; ‘History of England’ (1830); ‘Life of St. Thomas More’; etc. Much of his philosophical writing is to be found in ‘Modern British Essayists.’