John Watson (1847-1939)
25 February 1847 - 27 January 1939
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born Glasgow, Scotland 25 February 1847
- educated: the Free Church School, Kilmarnock
- studied University of Glasgow; student of Edward Caird
- 1872 - Queen's University, Kingston: Professor of Logic,
Metaphysics and Ethics
- 1882 - a charter member of the Royal Society of Canada
- 1889 his title changed to
Professor of Moral Philosophy
- 1901 he became Vice-Principal of Queen's
- retired 1924 (after 52 years of service)
died Kingston, Ont 27 January 1939
Books amd major publications:
The relation of philosophy to science: an inaugural lecture delivered
in the Convocational hall of Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, on
October 16th, 1872. Kingston, Printed by
William Bailie, 1872. 37 p. 20 cm.
Education and life; an address delivered at the opening of the
thirty-second session of Queen's University, Kingston, Canada.
[Kingston, s.n.], . 20 p. Published by
the Alma Mater society of Queen's University.
Kant and his English critics. A comparison of critical and
empirical philosophy. Glasgow, Maclehose, 1881 / New York,
Macmillan, 1881. 402 p. 23 cm.
The philosophy of Kant in extracts. Kingston, Bailie, 1882. 194 p. 23 cm.
The philosophy of Kant as contained in extracts from his own writings.
Glasgow, J. Maclehose & sons; London
and New York, Macmillan and co., 1901. x p., 1
leaf, 356 p. 20 cm. Selected and tr. by John Watson.
Schelling's transcendental idealism. A critical exposition.
Chicago, S.C. Griggs and company, 1882. xv, 251
p. 18 cm.
2nd ed. Chicago : S.C. Griggs, 1892. xv, 251 p. ; 18 cm.
The philosophy of John Stuart Mill as contained in extracts from his
own writings / selected by John Watson. Kingston, Ont.? : s.n.], 1891
(Kingston [Ont.] : W. Bailie)
Comte, Mill, and Spencer; an outline of philosophy.
Glasgow, J. Maclehose & sons; New
York, Macmillan & co., 1895. 302 p. 20 cm.
An outline of philosophy. 2d ed. Glasgow, J. Maclehose and
sons; New York, The Macmillan company,
1898. xxii, 489 p. 20 cm.
An outline of philosophy. 3d ed. Glasgow, J. Maclehose and
sons; New York, The Macmillan company,
1901. xxii, 489 p. 20 cm.
An outline of philosophy. 4th ed. Glasgow : J. Maclehose, 1908. xxii, 489 p. ; 20 cm.
Hedonistic theories from Aristippus to Spencer. Glasgow, J.
Maclehose & sons [etc.]; New York, Macmillan & co., 1895.
248 p. 20 cm.
“Absolute and the time-process.” The Philosophical Review 1895.
Christianity and idealism. The Christian ideal of life in its
relations to the Greek and Jewish ideals and to modern philosophy. New
York, London, Macmillan, 1897. 216
p. [Publications of the Philosophical Union of the University of
Philo and the New Testament; synopsis of lectures with extracts from
Philo. Kingston, Ont., Printed by Wm.
Bailie, 1899. 27 p. 19 cm. Theological Alumni Conference of
Queen's University. The Chancellor's Lectureship: Session 1898-9.
The philosophical basis of religion; a series of lectures.
Glasgow, J. Maclehose and sons, 1907. 485 p. 22
The philosophy of Kant explained. Glasgow, J. Maclehose and sons, 1908. 515 p. 22 cm.
“Idealism of Edward Caird : II. The Philosophical Review, Vol. 18, no.3 1909
The interpretation of religious experience. Glasgow, J. Maclehose, 1912. 2 v. [The Gifford lectures delivered in the University of Glasgow
in the years 1910-12: pt. 1. Historical; pt. 2. Constructive]
The state in peace and war. Glasgow, J. Maclehose and sons, 1919. xii, 296 p.
“The later stages in Greek religion,” Queen's Quarterly. v.35, Aug. 1927-May 1928, p. 347-357.
The university and the schools. 23 p. (p. 323-340) 25 cm.
An address read before the Queen's university council and the Kingston
school board, by John Watson, and a synopsis of the discussion of this
address by the members present.
Philosophical essays presented to John Watson. Kingston,
Can., Queen's University, [c1922]. 346 p.,
"Bibliography of publications by Professor John Watson": p. 343-346.
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