A.D. Lindsay, known to his friends as ‘Sandy’, was born in Glasgow on 14 May 1879 and died in Keele on 18 March 1952. He was educated at Glasgow Academy and at the University of Glasgow, where he read classics despite showing more promise in the philosophy classes. After completing his MA in Glasgow in 1899, he proceeded to Oxford (University College), where he achieved a ‘first’ in both classical ‘Mods’ and ‘Greats’. Although he had originally intended to follow his father as a minister of the United Free Church and spent the year after finishing at Oxford studying Hebrew and preparing himself for theological college, he won the Shaw Fellowship in Moral Philosophy at Edinburgh and thereafter pursued an academic career. He was assistant lecturer in philosophy at the Victoria University of Manchester from 1904 to 1906, when he was elected a fellow and tutor in philosophy at Balliol College, Oxford.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.