William de Burgh (philosopher)

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William de Burgh

Born
William George de Burgh

(1866-10-24)24 October 1866
Died27 August 1943(1943-08-27) (aged 76)
Spouse(s)
Edith Mary Grace
(m. 1897)
[1]
Academic background
Alma materMerton College, Oxford
Academic work
DisciplinePhilosophy
InstitutionsUniversity of Reading
Notable worksLegacy of the Ancient World (1924)

William George de Burgh FBA (1866–1943) was an English philosopher.[2] Born 24 October 1866 in Wandsworth,[3][4] he was educated at Winchester and Merton College, Oxford.[5] He was a founding member of the University of Reading,[citation needed] where he became Professor of Philosophy in 1907.[4] His works include Towards a Religious Philosophy (1937),[6] From Morality to Religion (1938),[citation needed] and The Legacy of the Ancient World (1924).[4] A committed Anglican,[7] he endeavoured to justify the revealed truth of the gospel in terms of rationalism[4] and thereby defend it against both the contemporary Protestant theological trend for anti-rationalism and the dominant philosophy of logical positivism.[citation needed] He died 27 August 1943 in Toller Porcorum, Dorset.[4]

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  1. ^ "De Burgh, William George" 2007; Knox & Creffield 2004; Sell 2015, p. 5.
  2. ^ "De Burgh, William George" 2007.
  3. ^ Taylor, A. E. (1943). "William George de Burgh, 1866–1943". Proceedings of the British Academy. 29: 371–372. Cited in Sell 2015, p. 3.
  4. ^ a b c d e Knox & Creffield 2004.
  5. ^ Knox & Creffield 2004; Sell 2015, p. 4.
  6. ^ Sell 2015, p. 8.
  7. ^ Sell 2015, p. 24.

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