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Encyclopedia > Aristotelian Society

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 o'clock, at the rooms of the Spelling Reform Association…"[2]


Amongst other things, the rules of the Society stipulate:

The object of this Society shall be the systematic study of philosophy; 1st, as to its historical development; 2nd, as to its methods and problems.

According to H. Wildon Carr, in choosing a name for the society, it was:

"essential to find a name which would definitely prescribe the speculative character of the study which was to be the Society's ideal, and it seemed that this could best be secured by adopting the name of a philosopher eminently representative. There is only one such name in the history of philosophy and so we became the Aristotelian Society, not for the special study of Aristotle, or of Aristotelianism, but for the systematic study of Philosophy."[3]

The Society's first president was Mr. Shadworth H. Hodgson. He was president for fourteen years from 1880 until 1894, when he proposed Dr. Bernard Bosanquet as his replacement. Shadworth Hodgson, (1832-1912), was an English philosopher. ... Bernard Bosanquet (July 14, 1848, Alnwick, Northumberland, England – February 8, 1923, London) was one of the chief philosophers in England who helped revive the idealism of G.W.F. Hegel. ...


The first edition of the Society's proceedings, the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society for the Systematic Study of Philosophy, now the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, was issued in 1888.


List of Past Presidents

Many significant philosophers have served the Society as its president:

Shadworth Hodgson, (1832-1912), was an English philosopher. ... Bernard Bosanquet (July 14, 1848, Alnwick, Northumberland, England – February 8, 1923, London) was one of the chief philosophers in England who helped revive the idealism of G.W.F. Hegel. ... Hastings Rashdall (1858–1924) was an English philosopher who expounded a theory known as ideal utilitarianism. ... Samuel Alexander (January 6, 1859 - September 13, 1938) was an Australian-born philosopher. ... Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS (18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970), was a British philosopher, logician, and mathematician, working mostly in the 20th century. ... Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, KG, OM, PC (25 July 1848–19 March 1930) was a British statesman and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. ... George Edward Moore, usually known as G.E. Moore, (November 4, 1873 – October 24, 1958) was a distinguished and hugely influential English philosopher who was educated and taught at the University of Cambridge. ... iz a quavor n nacey boy ... Cover of Time Magazine (24 November 1924) William Ralph Inge (June 6, 1860 - February 26, 1954) was an English author, Anglican prelate and professor of divinity at Cambridge. ... British Philosopher, 1864 to 1937. ... Alfred North Whitehead, OM (February 15, 1861 Ramsgate, Kent, England– December 30, 1947 Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA) was an English mathematician who became an American philosopher. ... Alexander Dunlop Lindsay, 1st Baron Lindsay of Birker, C.B.E., known as Sandy Lindsay, was born on 14 May 1879, at Glasgow, to the Reverend Thomas M. Lindsay and his wife. ... Charlie Dunbar Broad (known as C. D. Broad) (30 December 1887 - 11 March 1971) was an English philosopher known for his thorough and objective analysis in works such as Scientific Thought (1930) and Examination of McTaggarts Philosophy (1933). ... Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS (18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970), was a British philosopher, logician, and mathematician, working mostly in the 20th century. ... W. D. Ross was a philosopher, known for work in ethics. ... Alfred Cyril Ewing (Leicester, May 11, 1899 - Manchester, May 14, 1973) was a British philosopher and a sympathetic critic of Idealism. ... Morris Ginsberg (May 14, 1889 - August 31, 1970) was the UK sociologist. ... Henry Habberley Price (1899–1984) was a British philosopher, known for his work on perception. ... Gilbert Ryle (1900–1976), was a philosopher, and a representative of the generation of British ordinary language philosophers influenced by Wittgensteins insights into language, and is principally known for his critique of Cartesian dualism, for which he coined the phrase the ghost in the machine. He referred to some... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... John Wisdom (1904-1993) was an ordinary language philosopher and philosopher of mind. ... Ayer redirects here. ... Sir Karl Raimund Popper, CH, MA, Ph. ... H. L. A. Hart (Herbert Lionel Adolphus Hart) (1907-1992) is considered one of the most important legal philosophers of the twentieth century. ... Sir Isaiah Berlin OM (June 6, 1909 – November 5, 1997) was a political philosopher and historian of ideas, born in Riga, now in Latvia. ... Richard Wollheim (5 May 1923 – 4 November 2003) was a British philosopher. ... Professor Sir Peter Frederick Strawson (November 23, 1919 – 13 February 2006) was an English philosopher. ... Walter Bryce Gallie (1912 - 1998) was a British social theorist, political scientist and philosopher. ... R.M. Hare Richard Mervyn Hare (March 21, 1919 – January 29, 2002) was an English moral philosopher, who held the post of Whites Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Oxford from 1966 until 1983. ... John Skorupski is a philosopher whose main interests are epistemology, ethics and moral philosophy, political philosophy, and history of 19th and 20th centuries philosophy. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Five individuals attended this meeting: Mr. F. G. Fleay, Dr. Alfred Senier (later Professor of Chemistry in the University of Galway), Mr. Herbert Burrows, Mr. Edward Clarkson, and Mr. Alfred Lowe (Carr, 1928-1929, pp.360).
  2. ^ Carr (1928-1929), pp.360.
  3. ^ Carr (1928-1929), pp.361.

References

  • Carr, H.W., "The Fiftieth Session: A Retrospect", Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Vol.29, (1928-1929), pp.359-386.
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