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Edward Caird

Edward Caird.jpg
Caird while a professor at the University of Glasgow
Born23 March 1835
Greenock, Scotland
Died1 November 1908
Oxford, England
Alma materUniversity of Glasgow
Era19th-century philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
SchoolBritish idealism[1]
InstitutionsMerton College, Oxford
Academic advisorsBenjamin Jowett
Main interests
Philosophy of religion
Notable ideas
The relation of evolutionary theory to the development of thought and culture[1]

Edward Caird FRSE FBA (/kɛərd/; 23 March 1835 – 1 November 1908) was a Scottish philosopher. He was a holder of LLD, DCL, and DLitt.


Caird as caricatured by Spy (Leslie Ward) in Vanity Fair, April 1895.
Caird as caricatured by Spy (Leslie Ward) in Vanity Fair, April 1895.

The younger brother of the theologian John Caird, he was the son of engineer John Caird, the proprietor of Caird & Company,[2] born at Greenock in Renfrewshire, and educated at Greenock Academy and the Universities of Glasgow and Oxford (B.A. 1863). He became Fellow and Tutor of Merton College.[3]:xxxvi

In 1866, he was appointed to the Chair of Moral Philosophy at Glasgow, which he held until 1893. In that year he became Master of Balliol College, from which he retired in 1907.

He was elected a Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1900.

In May 1902 he was at Carnavon to receive the honorary degree D.Litt. (Doctor of Letters) from the University of Wales during the ceremony to install the Prince of Wales (later King George V) as Chancellor of that university.[4]

He was a founder member of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Association for Women's Suffrage,[5] alongside his wife, Caroline.

The philosopher John Watson was among his pupils at the University of Glasgow.[6]

He died in Oxford on 1 November 1908 and was buried there in St Sepulchres Cemetery.[7]

Caird was a Hegelian idealist and was an important contributor to the British idealist movement.[8][9]:121


He married Caroline Frances Wylie in 1867. They had no children.[10]






  1. ^ a b "Edward Caird". Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  2. ^ "Former RSE Fellows 1783–2002" (PDF). Royal Society of Edinburgh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 October 2006. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
  3. ^ Boucher, D., Geuss, R., & Skinner, Q., eds., The British Idealists (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997), p. xxxvi.
  4. ^ "The Royal visit to Wales". The Times (36759). London. 5 May 1902. p. 10.
  5. ^ King, Elspeth (1978). The Scottish Women's Suffrage Movement / ... compiled by Elspeth King to accompany the Government sponsored 'Right to Vote' exhibition organised to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, from 9th September- 7th October 1978, Peoples Palace Museum, Glasgow Green. Glasgow: People's Palace Museum.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 September 2011. Retrieved 5 September 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^
  8. ^ Mander, W. J. (2014). The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century. Oxford University Press. p. 560. ISBN 978-0-19-959447-4
  9. ^ Brown, Stuart; Collinson, Diane; Wilkinson, Robert. (1996). Biographical Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Philosophers. Routledge. p. 121. ISBN 0-415-06043-5
  10. ^ Anon., Who was Who: A Companion to "Who's Who" (London: A & C Black, 1967), p. 111.


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Academic offices
Preceded by
Benjamin Jowett
Master of Balliol College, Oxford
Succeeded by
James Leigh Strachan-Davidson
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