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Carveth Read | Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society | Philosophy in London Since 1880

Carveth Read

Carveth Read (1848-1931) was a British philosopher and logician. Having obtained a Moral Sciences Tripos First Class B.A. and an M.A. from Christ’s College Cambridge, he spent three years between 1874-1877 as the Hilbert travelling scholar at the Universities of Leipzig and Heidelberg. He lectured at Wren’s ‘Coaching’ establishment in London from 1878, and was Grote professor of philosophy of mind and logic at University College London from 1903 to 1911, after which he became Lecturer in Comparative Psychology at UCL until 1921. His most influential work, Logic, Deductive and Inductive, was published in 1898, which followed in the tradition of Mill and Bain, and drew from the contemporary Empirical Logic of Venn and the Formal Logic of Keynes.

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