Schiller, F.C.S. (Ferdinand Canning Scott), 1864-1937

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Birth 1864-08-16
Death 1937-08-09
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Ferdinand Canning Scott Schiller (1864-1937) was a German-born philosopher whose major interests were in the areas of metaphysics, logical theory, epistemology, philosophy of science and ethics. He was a professor at Oxford (1897-1926) and at the University of Southern California (1926-1937).

From the description of Papers of F. C. S. Schiller, 1887-1936. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122570764

Schiller was born in Schleswig-Holstein in 1864; studied at Oxford; taught briefly at Cornell Univ. and returned to England to teach at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 1897; president, Aristotelian Society (1921); elected fellow of the British Academy, 1926; distinguished himself as a pragmatist philosopher, writing several books, including Humanism: philosophical essays (1903), Studies in humanism (1907), Must philosophers disagree? (1934), and Our human truths (1939); visiting lecturer and professor, USC, 1926-35; relocated to Southern California, 1935; died, 1937.

From the description of Papers, ca. 1870-1940. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 37862679

Biography

Schiller was born in Schleswig-Holstein in 1864; studied at Oxford; taught briefly at Cornell University and returned to England to teach at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 1897; president, Aristotelian Society (1921); elected fellow of the British Academy, 1926; distinguished himself as a pragmatist philosopher, writing several books, including Humanism: Philosophical Essays (1903), Studies in Humanism (1907), Must Philosophers Disagree? (1934), and Our Human Truths (1939); visiting lecturer and professor, USC, 1926-35; relocated to Southern California, 1935; died, 1937.

From the guide to the Ferdinand Canning Scott Schiller Papers, ca. 1870-1940, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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