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Ferrier, James Frederick (metaphysical writer)


James Frederick Ferrier was born in Edinburgh 16 June 1808. He was educated at the Royal High School, University of Edinburgh, Magdalen College, Oxford, and at Heidelberg. In 1842 he was appointed Professor of Civil History at Edinburgh University, and in 1845 Professor of Moral Philosophy and Political Economy at the University of St Andrews. He is known for his metaphysical writing. James Frederick Ferrier died on 11 June 1864

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Ms notes from a Logic class given by James Frederick Ferrier at Edinburgh University, 1844-1845, and taken down by a person unknown

Identifier: Coll-1738
Content Description Collection of 'written out notes on Lectures in Logic class session 1844-45', apparently taken during the classes given by J. F. Ferrier during his only year as philosophy lecturer at Edinburgh University. The notebook is divided into 14 lectures on e.g. consciousness, knowledge, and feeling. There are frequent references to the work of Reid and Hamilton, and less common references to Brown, Descartes, Kant, Locke, Plato and Stewart. It is not known who wrote down the notes.8vo, ms on...
Dates: 1844-1845