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Edward Caird

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Edward Caird

Edward Caird (1835-1908) was Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Glasgow, 1866-1893, and Master of Balliol College Oxford, 1893-1907.

Caird was one of the first of the "British idealist" school of philosophers. An enthusiastic but not uncritical follower of the German philosophers Kant and Hegel, he wrote a critical study of the former's philosophy and a monograph on the life and philosophy of the latter.

A Liberal who held radical views for his day, Caird supported the provision of further education for women and the establishment of university settlement programmes and he opposed Britain's involvement in war against the Boers in South Africa (1899-1902).

Reference: Mitchell Library, 920.04BAI

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

British Idealists, Liberal Party, Moral Philosophy, philosophers, professors, radicals, University of Glasgow

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