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Samuel Alexander and Henry Baldwin

Barbara R. Stein

in On Her Own Terms: Annie Montague Alexander and the Rise of Science in the American West

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227262
eISBN:
9780520926387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227262.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses Samuel Alexander, who was the father of Annie Montague Alexander. It begins by stating the similarities that Annie shared with him, as well as the impact his death had on her. ... More


Africa, 1904

Barbara R. Stein

in On Her Own Terms: Annie Montague Alexander and the Rise of Science in the American West

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227262
eISBN:
9780520926387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227262.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter narrates the events that occurred during the African safari which Alexander took with her father and Reverend Thomas Gulick in 1905. The first sections of the chapter describe their ... More


Samuel Alexander’s Space-Time God: A Naturalist Rival to Current Emergentist Theologies

Emily Thomas

in Alternative Concepts of God: Essays on the Metaphysics of the Divine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198722250
eISBN:
9780191789090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722250.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The early twentieth-century ‘British emergentist’ Samuel Alexander put forward the first emergentist theology, a metaphysic on which the universe is conceived as a hierarchy of emergence, crowned by ... More


“Hegelianism Needs to Be Darwinized”: Evolution and Idealism

Trevor Pearce

in Pragmatism's Evolution: Organism and Environment in American Philosophy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226719887
eISBN:
9780226720081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226720081.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter reveals the origins of the pragmatists’ dialectical account of the relationship between organism and environment. It argues that this account was produced against the background of an ... More


The Rise and Fall of British Emergentism

Brian P. McLaughlin

in Emergence: Contemporary Readings in Philosophy and Science

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026215
eISBN:
9780262268011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026215.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter examines the special sciences found in the texts of a tradition known as “British Emergentism,” which is still evident in the works of current authors, including those of noted ... More


Developments in Idealist Metaphysics

W. J. Mander

in British Idealism: A History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199559299
eISBN:
9780191725531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559299.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines subsequent developments in idealist metaphysics. It begins with a discussion of Personal Idealism, paying particular attention to Pringle-Pattison's objections to Absolute ... More


Emergence and Supervenience

Brian P. McLaughlin

in Emergence: Contemporary Readings in Philosophy and Science

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026215
eISBN:
9780262268011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026215.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter presents a short history of the modern emergentist tradition. It begins with John Stuart Mill’s System of Logic (1843), and traces through Alexander Bain’s Logic (1870), George Henry ... More


Brute Facts about Emergence

John Symons

in Brute Facts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198758600
eISBN:
9780191818523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198758600.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter explores the relationship between the concept of emergence, the goal of theoretical completeness, and the Principle of Sufficient Reason. Samuel Alexander and C. D. Broad argued for ... More


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