|Description||Booklet containing abstracts of the following questions discussed by the Aberdeen Philosophical Society (44 pp):|
'Whether the greatest part of matter that composes the bodies of animals and vegetables is not air, or some substance that is mixed with the air and floats in it.' [Question 1; John Gregory]. 1 f. [5 |Feb 1758].
'Whether some part of that food of plants which is contained in the air is not absorbed by the earth, and in the form of a watery fluid conveyed into the vessels of plants?' [Question 6 Thomas Reid]. ff. 1 - 2v. [8 March 1758].
'Is there a standard of taste in the fine Arts and polite writing? How is that standard to be ascertained?' [Question 7; John Gregory]. ff. 3r - 4v. [22 April 1758].
'Are the objects of the human mind properly divided into impressions and ideas? And must every idea be a copy of a preceeding impression?' [Question 12; Thomas Reid]. ff. 5r - 6v. [13 - 26 July 1758].
'What is the cause of that pleasure which we receive from representations or objects that excite pity or other painful feelings?' [Question 4 George Campbell]. ff. 7r - 12v. [18 February 1758].
'What is the origin of Polytheism?' [Question 13; Thomas Gordon]. ff. 13r - 22v. [10 August 1758].