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Abraham Wolf | Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society | Philosophy in London Since 1880

Abraham Wolf

Abraham Wolf (1876-1948) was a historian of ideas and of science, a rabbi of the Manchester Reform Synagogue, and scholar of philosophy, logic and scientific method. Wolf attended Jews’ College in London, a seminary for the training of Jewish ministers, and also studied at London University, graduating with honors in Semitic studies and mental and moral philosophy, respectively. He won a scholarship to St. John’s College, Cambridge, where he completed his doctorate. He later became a professor of logic and scientific method at University College London and in the Department of Logic and Philosophy at the London School of Economics. He was a co-editor of the 14th edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, authored several textbooks on logic and scientific method, and after his retirement in 1941 wrote about higher education in Nazi Germany and German-occupied countries.

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