Person NameDavie; George Elder (1912-); author, philosopher
ForenamesGeorge Elder
Epithetauthor, philosopher
ActivityGeorge Elder Davie (b 1912), author and philosopher, was born in Dundee and educated at Dundee High School and the University of Edinburgh, were he studied classics and philosopy and then taught until 1939. Davie went on to lecture at Queen's University, Belfast, 1945-1959 and to be Reader in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. He married the novelist Elspeth Davie (1919-?). Davie's publications include: The Democratice Intellect, 1961; and The Crisis of the Democratic Intellect, 1986.
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