I. Biography dates (1719-1796)
A. British, Scottish Presbyterian Minister, Educational administrator, Theologian, Taught at Marishal College.
II. Three great interests
A. Theology, Philosophy, Rhetoric
III. Influenced by
A. Aristotle, Cicero, Quintilian, Ad Herrenium, On the Sublime, Bacon, Locke, Hume, his teacher
IV. Kennedy says the purpose of Campbell's rhetoric is to think out a new theory of rhetoric on the basis of the British empiricist philosophers.