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Wooster Alumni Bulletin (Volume 2) (Paperback) Loot Price: R484
Discovery Miles 4 840
Wooster Alumni Bulletin (Volume 2) (Paperback): College Of Wooster

Wooster Alumni Bulletin (Volume 2) (Paperback)

College Of Wooster

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888. Excerpt: ... SIR WILLIAM HAMILTON. Peof. W. S. Eversole, Ph. D., Wooster, Ohio. A Graduating Thesis; Course A, Mental and Moral Philosophy. Sir William Hamilton was born March 8, 1788, seven years after the publication of Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason." His father occupied a Professor's Chair in the Univerity of Glasgow, and it might be mentioned en passant, that he was the family physician of Thomas Reid. It would be impossible to speak of Hamilton without recalling Reid and Kant; next to Aristotle, they were his masters, if a man of his power and originality of mind could be said to have a master. In the Common sense Philosophy of the Scottish Realist, Hamilton found a basis for his speculations, but much of the superstructure was fashioned according to plans furnished by the great German who had developed the critical methods of philosophizing. He often used, but never appropriated, the thoughts of predecessors; his aims and results were always his own. While applying and correcting the views of others, he showed himself to be a deep and original thinker. Sir William Hamilton was of aristocratic lineage, his ancestors having won a title for the family by genius and daring in war. This baronetcy lay dormant for many years, but in 1816, Sir William succeeded in establishing his right to a baronial title. He was, no doubt, moved by a just pride in his ancestry, but that he was not altogether insensible to a genteel appellation is shown by the following extract from a letter to his mother; "I wish you would give me a genteeler appellation on the back of your next letter." It might be added that the austere Scotch woman did not foster vanity in her son by complying with his request. By the force of his own genius, he won for himself what no sovereign could bestow and ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: College Of Wooster
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 118
ISBN-13: 978-1-153-84968-5
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-153-84968-2
Barcode: 9781153849685

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