Geoffrey Reginald Gilchrist Mure

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Geoffrey Reginald Gilchrist Mure (/ˈɛfri ˈrɛənəld ˈɡɪlkrɪst mjʊər/; 1893–1979) was a British idealist philosopher and Oxford academic, who specialised in the works of the German philosopher, Hegel.

Mure was born on 8 April 1893, the son of Reginald James Mure and Anna Charlotte Neave. He was educated at Eton College and Merton College, Oxford. He took a First in Classical Moderations in 1913. With the outbreak of the First World War in 1914 he enlisted in the Warwicks Royal Horse Artillery. He served in France and Belgium, 1915–18, and was awarded the Military Cross, the Chevalier Ordre de la Couronne, and the Croix de Guerre; he was also mentioned in despatches. He left the Army in 1919 and in the same year was awarded an M.A. at Oxford. He was appointed Fellow and Tutor of Merton College in 1922. He was an Oxford University Lecturer in Philosophy, 1929–37.[1]

During the Second World War he served in the General Staff, 21 Group War Office, and the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force. His war work centred on propaganda.

He became the Warden of Merton College in 1947[2] and held the post until 1963. He was Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Oxford, in 1957.

Mure married Kathleen Mary Seton in 1927 (marriage dissolved, 1963)[3] and in 1964 Josephine Browne (d. 1974).

His Who's Who recreations were listed as formerly rowing, fox hunting, miscellaneous ball games, and sketching.

He died on 24 May 1979.[4]

Books[edit]

G. R. G. Mure wrote a number of books and articles, including:[5][6]

Academic books
  • Posterior Analytics, translation of Aristotle, under the editorship of W D Ross (1925)
  • Aristotle (1932)
  • An Introduction to Hegel (1940)
  • A Study of Hegel's Logic (1950)
  • Retreat from Truth (1958)
  • Some Elements in Hegel's Logic: Dawes Hicks lecture on philosophy (1959)
  • The Philosophy of Hegel (1965)
  • The Economic and the Moral in the Philosophy of Benedetto Croce, Reading : University of Reading, 1966
  • Idealist Epilogue (1978)[7]
Academic articles and introductions
  • 'The Marriage of Universals (I)', Journal of Philosophical Studies [later Philosophy], 3 : 11, July 1928, 313-23
  • 'The Marriage of Universals (II)', Journal of Philosophical Studies [later Philosophy], 3 : 12, October 1928, 443-56
  • 'Change', Philosophy, 9 : 35, July 1934, 293-301
  • 'Change (II)', Philosophy, 9 : 36, October 1934, 450-60
  • 'Oxford and Philosophy', Philosophy, 12 : 47, July 1937, 291-301
  • 'The Organic State', Philosophy, 24 : 90, July 1949, 205-18
  • 'Benedetto Croce and Oxford', Philosophical Quarterly, 4 : 17, October 1954, 327-331
  • 'F.H. Bradley', Encounter, 88, January 1961, 28-35
  • 'Foreword' to F.G. Weiss, Hegel's Critique of Aristotle's Philosophy of Mind, The Hague : Martinus Nijhoff, 1969, xi-xxv
  • 'Hegel: How, and How Far, is Philosophy Possible?' in F.G. Weiss, Beyond Epistemology, The Hague : Martinus Nijhoff, 1974, 1-29
  • 'Cause and Because in Aristotle', Philosophy, 50 : 193, July 1975, 356-7
Fiction
  • Josephine: A Fairy Thriller (1937)
  • The Boots and Josephine (1939)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MURE, Geoffrey Reginald Gilchrist". Who Was Who. A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "News In Brief". The Times (London, England). 17 March 1947. p. 4. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "JUDGE McINTYRE, sitting in the Divorce.". The Times (London, England). 21 December 1963. p. 5. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Mr G.R.G. Mure". The Times (London, England). 19 November 1979. p. VIII. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Geoffrey Reginald Gilchrist Mure books, Amazon.com.
  6. ^ G. R. G. Mure, LibraryThing.
  7. ^ Mure, Geoffrey Reginald Gilchrist (1978). Idealist Epilogue. Clarendon Press. ISBN 0198245831. 

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Academic offices
Preceded by
John Charles Miles
Warden of Merton College, Oxford
1947–1963
Succeeded by
Robin Harrison