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Alfred North Whitehead

(1861—1947) mathematician and philosopher

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Adam Gifford

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Adam Gifford was born in Edinburgh on 29 February 1820 and died there on 20 January 1887. Educated at Edinburgh University, he was called to the Bar in 1849, and in 1870 nominated as a...

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Albert Einstein

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(1879–1955)

German-born physicist, a thinker of astounding insight, author of the special and general theories of relativity, and winner of the 1921 Nobel Prize for Physics for his...

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Alonzo Church

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(1903–95)

Alonzo Church was born on 4 June 1903 in Washington, D.C., and died on 11 August 1995 in Hudson, Minnesota. His father, Samuel Robbins Church, was a justice of ...

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analytic philosophy

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The philosophy that takes the process of analysis to be central to philosophical method and progress. The common idea of analytical philosophers was that the surface form of a language may...

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Andrew Joseph Reck

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(1927–)

Andrew J. Reck was born on 29 October 1927 in New Orleans, Louisiana. A Phi Beta Kappa student at Tulane University, he received his BA in 47 and MA ...

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Apostles

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

An exclusive intellectual society formed in Cambridge in 1820, for the purpose of friendship and formal discussion. During the 19th‐cent. members included A. Hallam, Tennyson, Milnes, and...

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Archibald Allan Bowman

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(1883–1936)

Archibald Allan Bowman was born in the Congregational Union manse in Beith, Ayrshire, on 4 April 1883 and died at his home in the Professors' Square of Glasgow...

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Arthur David Ritchie

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(1891–1967)

Arthur David Ritchie was born in Oxford on 22 June 1891 and died in Edinburgh on 12 March 1967. Brought up in St Andrews following his Edinburgh-born Hegelian father's...

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Arthur Edward Murphy

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(1901–62)

Arthur E. Murphy was born on 1 September 1901 in Ithaca, New York. His father, Edward Charles Murphy, was a professor of engineering at Cornell University. His mother,...

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Arthur Oncken Lovejoy

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(1873–1962).

American philosopher and historian of ideas at Johns Hopkins University who advocated Critical Realism, temporalistic realism, and a method of tracing ideas through...

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