Pondering the Imponderable:

John Robison and Magnetic Theory

in Britain (c.1775-1805)

Dr. Robinson M. Yost

**Summary**

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Aepinian Theory in Britain

3. The Edinburgh Lecture Notes

4. Geometry or Analysis?

5. The *Encyclopaedia* *Britannica*

6. Hypotheses Fingo or Non Fingo?

7. Methodology and Magnetic Theory

8. Robison's Successor at Edinburgh

9. Conclusion