CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 2978
TitleProfessor John Laird, Professor of Moral Philosophy: papers
Date1900 - 1946
Extent5 boxes (0.53 linear metres)
Creator NameLaird; John (1887-1946); Professor of Moral Philosophy
Administrative HistoryJohn Laird was Regius Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen from 1924-1946. Educated at the Grammar School in Aberdeen and Edinburgh University, he held appointments at St. Andrews, Dalhousie (Halifax, Nova Scotia) and Queen’s University, Belfast. His publications reflected his interests in moral philosopy and metaphysics and include: 'Problems of the Self' (1917), 'Study in Realism' (1920), 'An Enquiry into Moral Notions' (1935), 'Theism and Cosmology' (1940), 'Mind and Deity' (1941) and 'Philosophical Incursions into English Literature' (1946).

[See 'The Fusion of 1860: A Record of the Centenary Celebrations and a History of the United University of Aberdeen 1860-1960', edited by W. Douglas Simpson (Aberdeen, 1963), pages 173-175; Aberdeen University Review, 32 (1947-48).]
SourceThe papers were given to the University on the death of John Laird's wife, Helen, in 1978.
DescriptionLetters and papers relating to Laird's education and public career, 1900-1943; Published works and related papers (including drafts of 'On human Freedom'), 1914-1946; Unpublished works and related papers, notes and reviews, undated; correspondence, including letters from A. E. Taylor, eccentric letters received, academic and personal correspondence, 1901-1943.
AccrualsNone expected.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsThe records are available subject to the signed acceptance of the Department's access conditions.
Physical DescriptionNo physical conditions affecting use of collection.
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