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Alexander, Samuel (1859–1938)

Samuel Alexander, 1929

Samuel Alexander, 1929

The Australian born and educated Professor Samuel Alexander, who was Professor of Philosophy at Manchester University from 1893 to 1924, and who was awarded the Order of Merit in 1930, died today at the age of 79. He held the degrees of M.A. and Doctor of Letters.

He was born in Sydney and educated at Wesley College, Melbourne, Melbourne University, and Oxford. He was Gifford lecturer at the Glasgow University in 1916-18, and Herbert Spencer lecturer at Oxford in 1927. His writings include: Moral Order and Progress; Locke; Space, Time, and Deity; Spinoza and Time; Art and the Material; and Beauty and Other Forms of Value.

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'Alexander, Samuel (1859–1938)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/alexander-samuel-4994/text24016, accessed 25 November 2017.

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