Samuel Alexander

[New Entry by Emily A. E. Thomas on June 2, 2014.] The Australian-born, Jewish philosopher Samuel Alexander (1859 - 1938) was a prominent figure in early twentieth-century British philosophy. He is
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[New Entry by Emily A. E. Thomas on June 2, 2014.] The Australian-born, Jewish philosopher Samuel Alexander (1859 - 1938) was a prominent figure in early twentieth-century British philosophy. He is best known as one of the progenitors of British Emergentism, a movement that claimed that mind "emerges" from matter. Alexander rejected idealism, and accordingly can also be labelled a "new realist" alongside...

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