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Emily Elizabeth Constance Jones

(1848—1922) philosopher and college head


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E.E. Constance Jones was born in Wales and died in Weston-super-Mare on 9 April 1922. She attended Alston Court in Cheltenham during 1865–6, and entered Girton College, Cambridge in October 1875, where, prompted by having read Henry Fawcett's Manual of Political Economy (1863) and Mill's Logic (1843), she chose the Moral Sciences Tripos. After receiving a first in 1880, having studied with Henry Sidgwick, James Ward and J.N. Keynes, she completed the translation of Lotze's Mikrokosmus initiated by Elizabeth Hamilton. Returning to Girton in 1884, Jones served as lecturer of moral sciences, librarian, Vice-Mistress and lastly Mistress of the College from 1903 to 1916. A steady contributor to International Journal of Ethics, Mind and Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, she served on the Aristotelian Society's Executive Committee from 1914 to 1916, having joined the Society in December 1892. She spent her final years in Weston-super-Mare, drafting As I Remember (1922) and working on a translation of Hegel's ‘Larger Logic.’

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From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Philosophy.


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