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William Caldwell


CALDWELL, William, M.A., D.Sc., - Sir William Macdonald Professor of Moral Philosophy, McGill University, since 1903. Born Edinburgh, Nov., 1863, son of William Caldwell and Margaret Munroe, both of Edinburgh . Educated: Daniel Stewart's Institution, and University, Edinburgh (First Class Honors in Philosophy, 1886) ; Post Graduate study in Germany, Paris, Cambridge, 1887-91. Degree, Doctor, Mental and Moral Science, Edinburgh; Bruce of Grangehill Scholar and Medallist, Edinburgh, 1886; Sir William Hamilton Fellow, Edinburgh, 1887-90; Assistant Professor, Logic and Metaphysics, Edinburgh, 1887-88; Ferguson Scholar in Philosophy, 1887; gained Shaw Fellowship in Mental Philosophy (highest Academic distinction in Scotland); Government Examiner in Philosophy, St. Andrews, 1889-92; called to Sage School of Philosophy, Cornell University, N.Y., 1891; to University of Chicago, 1892; Professor of Moral and Social Philosophy, North Western University, 1894-1903; official and member, American Psychological and Philosophical Associations. Publications: Schopenhauer's System in its Philosophical Significance, 1896 (substance-expended-of Shaw Fellowship Lectures, Edinburgh , 1893) ; Pragmatism and Idealism, 1913; contributor to leading Philosophical and general reviews. Vice-President of the Alliance-Française, Montreal. Married Atha Haydock, daughter of T. T. Haydock, 1898; has one son. Club: Authors' (London). Recreations: Golf, curling and walking. Protestant. Residence: 386 Sherbrooke Street W., Montreal.


Source: Prominent People of the Province of Quebec, 1923-24, Montreal, Biographical Society of Canada, Limited, undated and unpaginated. Correct French spelling and accents have been restored.



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