18th century European scholarly societies and academies/Aberdeen Philosophical Society


Name of Society: Aberdeen Philosophical Society

Alternate Name(s): Wise Club

Country: Scotland

City: Aberdeen

Active Dates: 1758-1773

The society was made up of intellectuals from the two nearby colleges, King's and Marischal. A tightly knit group whose discussions centered on the Enlightenment thought of the 18th century. The original members were Thomas Reid, John Gregory, David Skene, George Campbell, John Stewart, Robert Traill and James Olgivie, Lord Deskford.



Paul Wood, ‘Aberdeen Philosophical Society (act. 1758–1773)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, online edn, Oxford University Press, Sept 2009 accessed 16 Feb 2010