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Encyclopedia > A. C. Ewing

Alfred Cyril Ewing (Leicester, May 11, 1899 - Manchester, May 14, 1973) was a British philosopher and a sympathetic critic of Idealism. May 11 is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (132nd in leap years). ... 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (135th in leap years). ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... A philosopher is a person who thinks deeply regarding people, society, the world, and/or the universe. ... Idealism is an approach to philosophical enquiry which asserts that everything that we experience is of a mental nature. ...

Ewing studied at Oxford, taught for several years in Wales, and became lecturer at Cambridge in 1931. He was a Honorary Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge.

He believed that the study of the history of philosophy was important to philosophical practice, and paid particular attention to this in his studies of Kant. The history of philosophy tracks the multitudinous theories which aim at some kind of understanding, knowledge or wisdom on fundamental matters as diverse as reality, knowledge, meaning, value, being and truth. ... Immanuel Kant Immanuel Kant (April 22, 1724 – February 12, 1804) was a Prussian philosopher, generally regarded as one of Europes most influential thinkers and the last major philosopher of the Enlightenment. ...

He was a defender of speculative metaphysics, a 20th century pioneer in the philosophy of religion, one of the foremost analysts of the concept "good," and a distinguished contributor to justificatory theorizing about punishment. Look up Punishment in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

He was president of the Aristotelian Society from 1941 to 1942. The Aristotelian Society for the Systematic Study of Philosophy (more generally known as the Aristotelian Society) was founded at a meeting on 19 April 1880[1] which resolved to constitute a society of about twenty and to include ladies; the society to meet fortnightly, on Mondays at 8 oclock...


  • Value and Reality: The Philosophical Case for Theism (George Allen & Unwin, London 1973)
  • Non-linguistic Philosophy (George Allen & Unwin, London 1968)
  • Ethics (London 1953)
  • The Fundamental Questions of Philosophy (London 1951)
  • A Short Commentary on Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason" (London 1938)
  • The Definition of Good (Routledge, London 1947)
  • The Individual, the State, and World Government (Macmillan, New York 1947)
  • Second Thoughts in Moral Philosophy (London 1959)
  • Reason and Intuition (Longon 1941)
  • Idealism: A Critical Survey (New York 1936)
  • The Morality of Punishment (London 1929)
  • Kant's Treatment of Causality (London 1924)
  • The Idealist Tradition: From Berkeley to Blanshard (editor, London 1957)



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