Edward Caird

Edward Caird (kɛərd; 23 March 1835 – 1 November 1908) was a Scottish philosopher. He was a holder of LLD, DCL, and DLitt. The younger brother of the theologian John Caird, he was the son of engineer John Caird, the proprietor of Caird & Company, born at Greenock in Renfrewshire, and educated at Greenock Academy and the Universities of Glasgow and Oxford (B.A. 1863). He was a Fellow and Tutor of Merton College from 1864 to 1866. In 1866, he was appointed to the Chair of Moral Philosophy at Glasgow, which he held until 1893. In that year he became Master of Balliol College, from which he retired in 1907. In 1894 he was made an Honorary Fellow of Merton College. He was elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1900. In May 1902 he was at Carnavon to receive the honorary degree D.Litt. (Doctor of Letters) from the University of Wales during the ceremony to install the Prince of Wales (later King George V) as Chancellor of that university. He was a founder member of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Association for Women's Suffrage, alongside his wife, Caroline. The philosopher John Watson was among his pupils at the University of Glasgow. He died in Oxford on 1 November 1908 and was buried there in St Sepulchres Cemetery. Caird was a Hegelian idealist and was an important contributor to the British idealist movement. He married Caroline Frances Wylie in 1867. They had no children. An extensive bibliography of works by and about Edward Caird has been produced by Prof. Colin Tyler (Centre for Idealism and the New Liberalism at the University of Hull, UK). It can be downloaded at: The Collected Works of Edward Caird, 12 volumes, ed. Colin Tyler, Bristol: Thoemmes Press, 1999 A Critical Account of the Philosophy of Kant, with an Historical Introduction, Glasgow: J. Maclehose, 1877 Hegel, Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott and Co.; Edinburgh: W. Blackwood and Sons, 1883 The Social Philosophy and Religion of Comte, Glasgow: J. Maclehose and Sons, 1885; New York: Macmillan, 1885 The Critical Philosophy of Immanuel Kant, Glasgow: J.
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