Wenley, R.M. (Robert Mark), 1861-1929

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Professor of philosophy at Glasgow University and University of Michigan.

From the description of Robert M. Wenley papers, 1879-1931. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34423625

Robert Mark Wenley was professor of philosophy at the University of Michigan.

From the guide to the Robert M. Wenley pamphlets and reprints, undated, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)

Robert Mark Wenley was born July 19, 1861 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He enrolled at the University of Glasgow where he won honors in philosophy and came under the influence of Scottish Hegelian philosopher Edward Caird. Among his other teachers were Lord Kelvin in physics and John Nichol in English literature. Because of his health, Wenley interrupted to studies traveling in France, Germany, and Italy. He returned and received his master of arts degree in 1884 and his doctor of philosophy in 1895. In addition, he received a doctor of science degree from the University of Edinburgh in 1891. From 1886 to 1894, he was assistant professor of logic at the University of Glasgow serving. For most of this period, 1888 to 1895, Wenley headed the philosophy department at Queen Margaret College in Glasgow. In 1896, he was invited to come to the University of Michigan to succeed John Dewey at head of the department of philosophy department.

Although influenced by the Hegelianism of John and Edward Caird, Wenley considered himself an objective idealist. At the University of Michigan, he was a popular and influential teacher, knowledgeable in both science and classical scholarship. In addition, Wenley was a prolific writer, authoring hundreds of magazine articles and reviews. He also authored important monographs, including Socrates and Christ (1889); Aspects of Pessimism (1894); and The Life and Work of George Sylvester Morris (1917).

Wenley was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Royal Society of Literature, a members of the Aristotelian Society, the American Psychology Society, and a member of the council of the Goethe Society of London. From 1925 to 1927, he was a director of the American University Union in Europe. He died in March 29, 1929.

From the guide to the R. M. Wenley Papers, 1879-1931, (Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan)

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referencedIn Smith, Roy Burnett. Roy Burnett Smith student notebooks, 1893?-1899. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn W. B. Pillsbury papers, 1858-1960, 1890-1942 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Wenley, R. M. (Robert Mark), 1861-1929. Robert M. Wenley papers, 1879-1931. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Pillsbury, W. B. (Walter Bowers), 1872-1960. Walter Bowers Pillsbury papers, 1893-1960. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Pillsbury, W. B. (Walter Bowers), 1872-1960. Walter Bowers Pillsbury papers, 1858-1960 (bulk 1890-1942). University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Wenley, R. M. (Robert Mark), 1861-1929. Letter : Ann Arbor, Mich., to Mr. Fletcher, 1922 May 6. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Goodrich, Francis Lee Dewey, 1877-1962. Francis L.D. Goodrich papers, ca. 1903-1953 (scattered dates). University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1904-1915. Houghton Library
referencedIn Alfred H. Lloyd papers, 1879-1926 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Harry Burns Hutchins Papers, 1879-1930 Bentley Historical Library University if Michigan
referencedIn Junius E. Beal Papers, 1869-1946 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Cooley, Charles Horton, 1864-1929. Charles Horton Cooley papers, 1872-1930. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Morris, George Sylvester, 1840-1889. George S. Morris papers, 1852-1889 and 1910-1915. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Roy Wood Sellars papers, 1914-1946 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Shirley Wheeler Smith Papers, 1881-1959 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Dunham, Fred Sylvester, 1881-1979. Fred S. Dunham papers, 1903-1970. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Robert M. Wenley pamphlets and reprints, undated Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Fred S. Dunham papers, 1903-1970 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Fred Newton Scott papers, 1860-1931 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Beal, Junius E. (Junius Emery), 1860-1942. Junius Emery Beal papers, 1869-1946. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn George S. Morris Papers, 1852-1889, 1910-1915, 1852-1889 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Dennison, Walter, 1869-1917. Walter Dennison papers, 1887-1918. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Steere, Joseph Beal, 1842-1940. Joseph B. Steere papers, 1861-1941. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Labadie, Jo, 1850-1933. Jo Labadie papers, 1880-1931. University of Michigan
referencedIn Jacob Ellsworth Reighard Papers, 1887-1942, 1890-1920 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn University of Michigan Faculty and Staff Portraits, ca. 1860-ca. 1960 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Joseph Beal Steere Papers, 1861-1941 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn F.M. Taylor Papers, 1878-1949 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Wenley, R. M. (Robert Mark), 1861-1929. Letter : Ann Arbor, Mich., to Mr. Fletcher, 1922 May 6. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Claude Halstead Van Tyne papers, 1885-1930 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Sellars, Roy Wood, 1880-1973. Roy Wood Sellars papers, 1914-1946. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Hocking, William Ernest. William Ernest Hocking Papers. 1860-1979. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf R. M. Wenley Papers, 1879-1931 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Taylor, F. M. (Fred Manville), 1855-1932. F. M. Taylor papers, 1878-1949. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Lloyd, Alfred H. (Alfred Henry), 1864-1927. Alfred H. Lloyd papers, 1879-1926. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn James B. Angell Papers, 1845-1916 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Arthur Lyon Cross Papers, 1897-1940 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Sunderland, Florence. Florence Sunderland papers, 1897-1909 and undated. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn McFadden, Irene, 1890-1952. Irene McFadden papers, 1909-1912. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Department of Philosophy (University of Michigan) records, 1907-1987, 1907-1987, 1947-1961 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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