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

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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

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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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referencedIn William James papers, 1803-1941 (inclusive) 1862-1910 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Schiller, F. C. S. (Ferdinand Canning Scott), 1864-1937. Papers, ca. 1870-1940. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Autograph File, S, 1556-1996. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Letters to William James from various correspondents and photograph album, 1865-1929. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Strong, Chares A. (Charles Augustus), 1862-1940. Charles A. Strong Papers, 1877-1961 (bulk 1906-1939). Rockefeller Archive Center, Rockefeller University, Pocantico Hills
referencedIn Educators and librarians collection, 1846-1953. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Letters from Wendell Phillips Garrison, 1865-1906. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn William James Jr. papers, 1857-1960 (inclusive), 1911-1959 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Garrison family papers, 1801-1948 (inclusive), 1840-1907 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Schiller, F. C. S. (Ferdinand Canning Scott), 1864-1937. [A collection of articles by this author.]. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Aristotelian Society (Great Britain). Aristotelian Society minute book. Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
referencedIn Educators and Librarians Collection, 1846-1953 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Ferdinand Canning Scott Schiller Papers, ca. 1870-1940 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
creatorOf Schiller, F. C. S. (Ferdinand Canning Scott), 1864-1937. Papers of F. C. S. Schiller, 1887-1936. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Barrett, Clifford L. (Clifford Leslie), 1894-1971. Papers of Clifford L. Barrett, 1923-1967. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Wendell family papers, ca. 1620-1921. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn George Sarton additional papers, 1901-1956. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Correspondence, 1860-1979. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf James, William, 1842-1910. Preface to F.C. S. Schillers' "Humanism" : manuscript, undated. Harvard University, Houghton Library
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associatedWith Barrett, Clifford L. (Clifford Leslie), 1894-1971. person
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associatedWith Garrison, Wendell Phillips, 1840-1907 person
correspondedWith Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966 person
associatedWith James, William, 1842-1910. person
correspondedWith James, William, 1882-1961 person
correspondedWith Provine, William B. person
correspondedWith Sarton, George, 1884-1956 person
associatedWith Schiller, Louise Strang person
associatedWith Schiller, Louise Strang person
associatedWith Strong, Chares A. (Charles Augustus), 1862-1940. person
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Death 1937-08-09

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