John Cook Wilson

[Revised entry by Mathieu Marion on August 31, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] John Cook Wilson (1849 - 1915) was Wykeham Professor of Logic at New College, Oxford and the founder of
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[Revised entry by Mathieu Marion on August 31, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] John Cook Wilson (1849 - 1915) was Wykeham Professor of Logic at New College, Oxford and the founder of 'Oxford Realism', a philosophical movement that flourished at Oxford during the first decades of the 20th century. Although trained as a classicist and a mathematician, his most important contribution was to the theory of knowledge, where he argued that knowledge is factive and not definable in terms of belief, and he criticized 'hybrid' and...

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