Alexander, Samuel
(1859–1938)
Australian philosopher who studied philosophy at Oxford and experimental psychology at Freiburg. He was professor of philosophy at Manchester from 1893 to 1924. His main philosophical work was the two-volume Space, Time, and Deity (1920). Although a realist who held that we had knowledge of a mind-independent world, Alexander nevertheless held an evolutionary picture of the world as moving towards an unrealized ideal or deity, a view more typical of the rival absolute idealism.

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