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James Frederick Ferrier

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Literature.

(1808–64)

Scottish philosopher, nephew of Susan Ferrier; he was born in Edinburgh and educated at Edinburgh University and Magdalen College, Oxford. He studied German philosophy at...

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James Frederick Ferrier

Jennifer Keefe.

in Scottish Philosophy in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

March 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 14530 words.

This chapter recounts the philosophical development and writings of James Frederick Ferrier (1808–64). Professor of Moral Philosophy at St Andrews and regarded by many as the greatest...

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Ferrier, James Frederick (1808–64)

Phillip Ferreira.

in The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

January 2006; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 2168 words.

James Frederick Ferrier was born to a prominent Edinburgh family on 16 June 1808 and died in St Andrews on

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Ferrier, James Frederick (1808–1864), philosopher

Kirk Willis.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Philosophy. 1216 words.

Ferrier, James Frederick (1808–1864), philosopher, was born on 16 June 1808 at 15 Heriot Row, Edinburgh, the eldest son of John Ferrier, barrister and writer to the signet, and Margaret...

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James Frederick Ferrier

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Literature.

(1808–64)

Scottish philosopher, nephew of Susan Ferrier; he was born in Edinburgh and educated at Edinburgh University and Magdalen College, Oxford. He studied German philosophy at...

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Ferrier, James Frederick (1808–64)

Edited by Margaret Drabble, Jenny Stringer and Daniel Hahn.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 82 words.

(1808–64),

nephew of Susan Ferrier, studied German philosophy at Heidelberg and was successively professor of civil history

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Ferrier, James Frederick (1808–64)

Edited by Dinah Birch.

in The Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 219 words.

nephew of Susan *Ferrier; he was born in Edinburgh and educated at Edinburgh University and Magdalen College, Oxford. He studied German philosophy at Heidelberg and was successively...

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Ferrier and the Myth of Scottish Common Sense Realism

Douglas McDermid.

in The Rise and Fall of Scottish Common Sense Realism

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 14708 words.

James Frederick Ferrier (1808–64), the first notable British idealist of the nineteenth century and the greatest Scotch metaphysician since Thomas Reid, waged a ferocious dialectical war...

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Introduction

Douglas McDermid.

in The Rise and Fall of Scottish Common Sense Realism

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 3099 words.

This book traces the career of Scottish common sense realism through four developmental stages: its humble beginnings in the writings of Henry Home, Lord Kames (1696–1782), its definitive...

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The Rise and Fall of Scottish Common Sense Realism

Douglas McDermid.

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 256 pages.

This book tells the lively story of common sense realism’s rise and fall in Scotland. Chapter 1 explores the work of the Scottish common sense school of philosophy, whose representatives...

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The Nineteenth Century: Ferrier to Seth

Alexander Broadie.

in A History of Scottish Philosophy

December 2008; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 9895 words.

The Scottish Enlightenment was a stunning intellectual performance that set the intellectual agenda for many people inside and outside Scotland for many decades thereafter. George Davie...

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J. F. Ferrier’s Institutes of Metaphysic

Jenny Keefe.

in The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century

February 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; History of Western Philosophy. 10471 words.

James Frederick Ferrier (1845-1864) was one of the first post-Hegelian British idealists, developing his idealism via a rejection of Thomas Reid’s common sense philosophy and from a...

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Green, Shields

Zoe Trodd.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1417 words.

fugitive slave, was hanged for his participation in John Brown's raid at Harpers Ferry. Nothing is known about his family or early life except that he was from Charleston, South...

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Anglo-African Newspaper

Graham Russell Gao Hodges.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 714 words.

A major forum for black authors and an important source of knowledge about African American culture, the Anglo-African Newspaper was published by Thomas and Robert Hamilton, the sons of...

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North Elba, New York

Zachery R. Williams.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 789 words.

North Elba, New York, was a settlement founded in the Adirondacks for blacks by the abolitionist and philanthropist Gerrit Smith, a wealthy landowner who lived in Peterboro, New York. In...

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Book Survey 2005

Marylin Johnson Raisch.

in Journal of International Economic Law

March 2006; p ublished online March 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Financial Law; Public International Law; Economics. 2476 words.

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Redpath, James

John R. McKivigan.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1216 words.

James Redpath was born in Berwick-upon-Tweed, on the English-Scottish border, the son of Ninian Davidson Redpath, a teacher, and Maria Main. The young Redpath immigrated to the United...

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Abbott, Israel Braddock

Alice Bernstein.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1169 words.

carpenter, newspaper editor, and state representative during Reconstruction, was born free, of “unmixed African blood,” in New Bern, North Carolina, to Israel B. Abbott and Gracie Maria...

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Buchanan, James (1791 - 1868), Political Figure, U.S. President

Diane L. Barnes.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1597 words.

Hailing from Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, James Buchanan was the son of the storekeeper James Buchanan and Elizabeth Speer. Following a local school education, Buchanan read law and was...

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Republican Party

Vickey Kalambakal.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1967 words.

The Republican Party was formed in the summer of 1854 as an antislavery and free-soil reaction to the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Within six years the Republicans' nominee, Abraham Lincoln, was...

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