Alexander, Samuel (1859–1938)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-DC001-1
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List of works

  • Alexander, S. (1889) Moral Order and Progress: An Analysis of Ethical Concepts, London: Trüber and Co.

    (Written from an idealist position that was later abandoned.)

  • Alexander, S. (1914) ‘The Basis of Realism’, Proceedings of the British Academy 6: 279–314; repr. R.M. Chisholm (ed.) Realism and The Basis of Phenomenology, Glencoe, IL: The Free Press, 1960, 186–222.

    (This relates Alexander’s theory of knowledge to that of other philosophers of the time.)

  • Alexander, S. (1920) Space, Time and Deity, London: Macmillan; 2nd edn, 1927.

    (The second impression contains an important new preface. A paperback edition appeared in 1966.)

  • Alexander, S. (1933) Beauty and the Other Forms of Value, London: Macmillan.

    (Studies of Valuation, especially of Beauty, where practical impulses become contemplative, and of Goodness, where social impulses become subject to approbation and disapprobation.)

  • Alexander, S. (1939) Philosophical and Literary Pieces, London: Macmillan.

    (This is a posthumous collection edited with a memoir by John Laird. It contains a full bibliography of Alexander’s writings.)

References and further reading

  • Broad, C.D. (1921) Mind 30: 23–39 and 129–150.

    (Review articles on Space, Time and Deity.)

  • Broad, C.D. (1929) The Mind and Its Place in Nature, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.

    (Chapter 2 contains a discussion of the concept of emergence.)

  • Emmet, D. (1967) ‘Alexander, Samuel’, Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. P. Edwards, London and New York: Macmillan, vol. 1, 69–73.

    (A fuller treatment of Alexander’s philosophy.)

  • Emmet, D. (1991) ‘Whitehead und Alexander’ in Die Gifford Lectures und Ihre Deutung, ed. M. Hampe and H. Massen, Frankfurt-am-Main: Suhrkamp, 100–120.

    (Translation by M. Hampe of an article comparing the philosophies of Whitehead and Alexander. This was republished (1992) in its original English version in Process Studies 21 (3): 137–148.)

Citing this article:
Emmet, Dorothy. Bibliography. Alexander, Samuel (1859–1938), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-DC001-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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