James Hutchison Stirling

James Hutchison Stirling

James Hutchison Stirling (January 22, 1820–March 19, 1909), philosopher, born in Glasgow, and educated there and at Edinburgh, where he studied medicine, which he practised until the death of his father in 1851, after which he devoted himself to philosophy.

His "The Secret of Hegel" (1865) gave great impetus to the study and understanding of the Hegelian philosophy both in Britain and in the United States, and was also accepted as a work of authority in Germany and Italy.

Frederick Copleston ("A History of Philosophy" vol. VII, p.12) wrote "...we may be inclined to smile at J. H. Stirling's picture of Hegel as the great champion of Christianity."

elected publications

*"Sir William Hamilton" (1865)
*"The Secret of Hegel" (1865)
*"Text-book to Kant" (1881)
*"Philosophy and Theology" ( [http://www.giffordlectures.org/Browse.asp?PubID=TPPHAT&
] ) (Gifford Lectures)
*"Darwinianism: workmen and work" (1894)
*"What is Thought? or the Problem of Philosophy" (1900)
*"The Categories" (1903).

More concerned with literature:
*"Jerrold, Tennyson, and Macaulay" (1868)
*"Burns in Drama" (1878)
*"Philosophy in the Poets" (1885).

External links

* [http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22Stirling%2C%20James%20Hutchison%2C%201820-1909%22%20Stirling, James Hutchison, 1820-1909] , on the Internet Archive, where the above works are available in multiple formats
* [http://www.archive.org/details/jameshutchisonst00stiruoft James Hutchison Stirling : his life and work] , by Amelia Hutchison Stirling (1912)


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