C Arthur Campbell

Biography of C Arthur Campbell

(Charles) Arthur Campbell (1897-1973) was a graduate of the University who was Professor of Logic and Rhetoric from 1938 to 1961 and Dean of Faculties from 1964 to 1967.

Campbell served with the 10th Borders Regiment during the First World War but was invalided out in 1917. He studied at the University after the war and then at Balliol College, Oxford, returning to Glasgow in 1924 as a lecturer in Moral Philosophy. He was Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Wales from 1932 until his appointment to the Chair of Logic and Rhetoric at the University four years later.

In publications such as Selfhood and Godhood (1957) and In Defence of Free Will (1967), Campbell developed his arguments against the prevailing academic fashions for linguisticism and empiricism, and insisted on the autonomy of the human spirit. He delivered the Gifford Lectures at the University of St Andrews from 1953 to 1955.


C Arthur Campbell

Born 1897, Scotland.
Died 3 November 1973.
University Link: Alumnus, Dean of Faculties, Lecturer, Professor
Occupation categories: philosophers
Record last updated: 13th Aug 2008

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