Seth, Andrew

Seth, Andrew (Andrew Seth Pringle-Pattison), 1856–1931, Scottish philosopher, b. Edinburgh. He was professor of philosophy at University College, Cardiff (1883–87), and then professor of logic and metaphysics at St. Andrews (1887–91) and at Edinburgh (1891–1919). He added Pringle-Pattison to his name in 1898 to meet the conditions of a bequest. He was an influential teacher, and in his writings he examined philosophy through critical interpretations of the great philosophers. He wrote Hegelianism and Personality (1887), Man's Place in the Cosmos (1897), The Idea of God in the Light of Recent Philosophy (1917), The Idea of Immortality (1922), and Studies in the Philosophy of Religion (1930).

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