William Molyneux, Philosopher and MP for TCD (after Vanderach)
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Description:'William Molyneux (17 April 1656 ? 11 October 1698, both in Dublin) was an Irish natural philosopher and writer on politics. He studied at Trinity College, Dublin. Himself a member of the Royal Society, Molyneux founded the Dublin Philosophical Society along the lines of the Royal Society of London in the 1680s. After John Locke published his Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690), Molyneux wrote to him praising the work. Molyneux also proposed the philosophical question that has since become known as Molyneux's Problem, which Locke discussed in later editions of the Essay.In 1678 he married Lucy Domville (?-1691). Of their 3 children, only Samuel Molyneux (1689-1728) lived past childhood. Samuel went on to become an astronomer and politician who worked with his father on various scientific endeavors.' (en.wikipedia.org) For a portrait of Molyneux's father, Samuel, also by James Black, see image cgjc1220.
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