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James Ferrier

Ferrier, James Frederick (1808–1864). Metaphysician, born in Edinburgh, and ed. there and at Oxford, he was called to the Scottish Bar in 1832, but devoted himself to literature and philosophy. In 1842 he was appointed Prof. of History in Edinburgh, and in 1845 translated to the Chair of Moral Philosophy and Political Economy at St. Andrews. He published in 1854 Institutes of Metaphysics, and ed. the collected works of his father-inlaw, Prof. Wilson (“Christopher North.”)

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