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Anderson, John

John Passmore.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Education; Philosophy. 2746 words.

Anderson, John (1893–1962), philosopher and social critic, was born in Stonehouse, Lanarkshire, 30 miles south-west of Glasgow, on 1 November 1893, the third of the five children of a...

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Andrews, Stephen Pearl

Madeleine Stern.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Education; Philosophy. 1259 words.

Andrews, Stephen Pearl (22 March 1812–21 May 1886), eccentric philosopher and reformer, was born in Templeton, Massachusetts, the son of Elisha Andrews, a Baptist clergyman, and Wealthy Ann...

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Astell, Mary

Ruth Perry.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Philosophy; Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality. 3810 words.

Astell, Mary (1666–1731), philosopher and promoter of women's education, was born in Newcastle upon Tyne on 12 November 1666, the first of two surviving children of Peter Astell...

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Berlin, Sir Isaiah

A. Ryan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Philosophy; History. 6820 words.

Berlin, Sir Isaiah (1909–1997), philosopher and historian of ideas, was born on 6 June 1909 in Riga, Latvia, then part of the Russian empire, the son of Mendel Borisovitch Berlin...

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Bevan, Edwyn Robert

Gilbert Murray and Clement C. J. Webb.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; Philosophy. 1405 words.

Bevan, Edwyn Robert (1870–1943), ancient historian and philosopher, was born in London on 15 February 1870, the seventh son of Robert Cooper Lee Bevan (1809–1890), banker, of Fosbury House,...

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Bosanquet, Bernard

A. M. McBriar.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Sociology; Education; Philosophy. 2161 words.

Bosanquet, Bernard (1848–1923), philosopher and social theorist, was born on 14 June 1848 at Rock Hall, near Alnwick, the youngest of five sons of the Revd Robert William Bosanquet...

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Clapperton, Jane Hume

S. M. den Otter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Education; Philosophy. 922 words.

Clapperton, Jane Hume (1832–1914), philosopher and social reformer, was born in the parish of St Cuthbert's in Edinburgh to Alexander Clapperton (d. 1849) and Anne Clapperton, née Hume (d....

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Collingwood, Robin George

Stefan Collini and Bernard Williams.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Philosophy; History. 3658 words.

Collingwood, Robin George (1889–1943), philosopher and historian, was born on 22 February 1889 at Cartmel Fell, Lancashire, the only son and third of the four children of William Gershom...

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Crichton, James [called the Admirable Crichton]

J. H. Burns.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Education; Philosophy. 3003 words.

Crichton, James [called the Admirable Crichton] (1560–1582), rhetorician and soldier, was born on 19 August 1560, probably at Eliock near Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire, the son of Robert Crichton...

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Davie, George Elder

Alexander Broadie.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Philosophy; History. 811 words.

Davie, George Elder (1912–2007), philosopher and historian, was born on 18 March 1912 at 4 Baxter Park Terrace, Dundee, the only child of George Myles Davie, master pharmacist, and his...

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