Samuel Alexander


Also found in: Wikipedia.

Alexander, Samuel

 

Born Jan. 6, 1859, in Sydney; died Sept. 13, 1938, in Manchester. English philosopher, neorealist, and one of the founders of the idealistic theory of emergent evolution. The initial point of Alexander’s philosophy is the concept of “space-time” consisting of “point-instants” which must be viewed “not as physical electrons but as metaphysical elements” (Space, Time, and Deity, vol. 1, 1927, p. 325). According to Alexander, the multiformity of the world arises from “space-time” as a result of sudden leaps (emergence); to explain their ultimate reasons, Alexander arrives at the recognition of God (see “Some Explanations,” Mind, 1921, vol. 30, no. 120, p. 410).

REFERENCES

Voprosy filosofii, 1957, no. 1. (Articles by A. S. Bogomolov, E. F. Pomogaeva and P. S. Trofimov, and Maurice Cornforth).
Bogomolov, A. S. Ideia razvitiia ν burzh. filosofii XIX i XX v. Moscow, 1962, Chapter 5.
McCarthy, J. W. The Naturalism of Samuel Alexander. New York, 1948. (With bibliography.)
References in periodicals archive ?
Up until the middle of the 20th century, religious naturalism continued to develop, influenced variously by the process philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead, the mysticism of Teilhard de Chardin, and the emergentist philosophy of Samuel Alexander.
Samuel Alexander Sadler was born in Oldbury in the West Midlands in 1842 and studied as a chemist at the University of London.
This fine yet unpretentious collection, edited by Samuel Alexander and Amanda McLeod, chronicles the perils and paradoxes of simple living through the ages.
Contract notice: Samuel Alexander Building, Space Rationalisation and Long Term Maintenance Works.
This paper also argues that Dewey's account of the organism-environment relation derives from the work of Oxford Hegelians such as Edward Caird and Samuel Alexander, who were attempting to reconcile evolutionary ideas with a critique of Herbert Spencer's environmentalist account of human thought and action.
SPOTLIGHT Early life: Samuel Alexander Joseph West was born in south London on June 19, 1966, to thespians Prunella Scales and Timothy West.
After some years of disuse, in 1861 the building was taken over by a Quaker ironmonger - Samuel Alexander - and became the Lion Implement Warehouse.
The 22-year-old was convicted at Reading Crown Court on Wednesday of murdering 70-year-old Samuel Alexander and burying him in the garden.
Along with Savarin (named after Anthelme Brillat-Savarin the famous 19th century French politician and gourmet) the acquisition of the business founded in 1898 by Samuel Alexander Schonbrunn (1879-1970) in New York included the El Pico, Medaglia D'oro, Brown Gold and Old Dutch brands.
Samuel Alexander, 70, was last seen in August, but was only reported missing last week.
The process philosophies of Alfred North Whitehead and his intellectual associates, Charles Hartshorne, Charles Peirce, William James, Samuel Alexander, and Henri Bergson, have become increasingly influential in the international philosophical and theological communities.
Thus, Heraclitus and Theravada Buddhism belong to the process tradition, as do Hegel, Schelling, and various neo-Hegelians, as well as Henri Bergson, Charles Sanders Peirce, William James, John Dewey, Samuel Alexander, C.