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Richard Whately

(1787—1863) Church of Ireland archbishop of Dublin and philosopher

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Alexander Jamieson

Alexander Jamieson  

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(fl. 1818)Nothing is known about the life of Alexander Jamieson LL.D., author of two highly successful grammars – one of logic, the other of rhetoric. Although the first appearance ...
Charles Peter Chretien

Charles Peter Chretien  

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(1820–93)Charles Peter Chretien was born in London and died in Bexley, Kent in May 1893. He was an outstanding student at Oxford, first at Brasenose College, where he easily ...
Church Education Society

Church Education Society  

Formed in 1839 by members of the Church of Ireland as a preferred option to the national schools. The church was bitterly divided on the issue, Archbishop Whately being a ...
Edward Copleston

Edward Copleston  

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(1776–1849),Bp. of Llandaff. A fine classical scholar, he was elected a Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford, in 1795 and Provost of the college in 1814. In 1826 he became ...
George Bentham

George Bentham  

(1800–84)A British botanist, the nephew of the utilitarian philosopher Jeremy Bentham for whom he worked as secretary (1826–32), who prepared the Flora Hongkongensis (1861), seven volumes of the ...
Herman Merivale

Herman Merivale  

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(1806–74)Merivale was born 8 November 1806 at Dawlish, Devonshire, the son of John Herman Merivale and Louisa Heath. He died at his home in South Kensington, London on 8 ...
John Elliot Cairnes

John Elliot Cairnes  

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(1823–75)Cairnes was born on 26 December 1823 at Castle Bellingham, County Louth in Ireland. He died at Blackheath, Kent on 8 July 1875. His father, William Cairnes, was a ...
John Henry Newman

John Henry Newman  

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(1801–90)British theologian. He was a leading figure in the Oxford Movement, a group of people who in the 1830s attempted to reform the Church of England by restoring the high-church traditions, and ...
John Huyshe

John Huyshe  

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(1800–80)John Huyshe was born in Devon on 15 September 1800 and died in the rectory at Clyst Hydon near Exeter on 18 October 1880. He was the eldest son ...
John Leechman

John Leechman  

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(1803–74)John Leechman was born in Glasgow on 2 September 1803 and died in Bath on 16 March 1874. He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1829, studied philosophy under Robert ...
John Neville Keynes

John Neville Keynes  

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(1852–1949)Keynes was born in Salisbury on 31 August 1852, and died in Cambridge on 15 November 1949. He was the only son of a non-conformist nurseryman who built up ...
Joseph Blanco White

Joseph Blanco White  

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(1775–1814), theological writer. Born in Spain of Irish parents, he was ordained to the RC priesthood in 1800. He suffered religious doubt, came to England, and became an Anglican; he was well known ...
Mary Shepherd

Mary Shepherd  

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(1777–1847)Scottish philosopher. The daughter of the third early of Rosebery and largely self-taught, Shepherd was a friend of Charles Babbage. She published two major philosophical works: An Essay ...
Nassau Senior

Nassau Senior  

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(1790–1864)Classical economist. Born in Berkshire, the son of a cleric, Senior was one of the most influential economists of his day. His family was of Spanish origins. After Eton and Magdalen ...
Noetics

Noetics  

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An early 19th-cent. group of dons at Oriel College, Oxford. They criticized religious orthodoxy and sought to increase the comprehensiveness of the C of E.
Oxford Movement

Oxford Movement  

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A movement (1833–45) in the C of E, centred in Oxford, which aimed at restoring High Church principles. Several causes contributed to its growth, including the decline of Church life, the spread of ...
Poor Inquiry

Poor Inquiry  

A commission of inquiry into Irish poverty, chaired by Archbishop Whately, established in 1833. It used questionnaires and public hearings before itinerant ‘assistant commissioners’ to collect a huge ...
poor law

poor law  

During the Middle Ages, canon law required each member of the parish to pay a tax of one‐tenth, a tithe, of their income to the church. From this income the rector was required to set aside one‐third ...
popular Philosophy

popular Philosophy  

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There are three main kinds of popular philosophy: first, general guidance about the conduct of life; secondly, amateur consideration of the standard, technical problems of philosophy; thirdly, ...
Quarterly Review

Quarterly Review  

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(1809–1967),was founded by John Murray as a Tory rival to the Whig Edinburgh Review. Sir W. Scott, who had been harshly reviewed in the Edinburgh, became an ardent supporter of the venture. The ...

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