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Clement Mansfield Ingleby

(1823—1886) literary scholar


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Clement Mansfield Ingleby was born in Edgbaston, Warwickshire on 29 October 1823 and died in Ilford, Essex on 26 September 1886. The son of a Birmingham solicitor, he was educated at home because of ill-health. In 1843 he entered Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating BA in 1847, MA in 1850 and LL.D. in 1859. He worked in his father's legal practice (1849–59), becoming a partner, but he lacked dedication to the law, spending much leisure time studying mathematics, metaphysics and Shakespeare. He married Sarah Oakes in 1850. He was an active member of a Birmingham literary society, and also held the Chair of Logic for a time at the Birmingham Midland Institute. In 1856 he published a short textbook, Outlines of Theoretical Logic, based on the work of Sir William Hamilton on syllogisms. Ingleby acknowledged his indebtedness to other writers in this work.

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From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Philosophy.


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