Logic and Metaphysics

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A specific Chair of Logic and Metaphysics dates from 1708 but teaching dates back to the start of the University under the Regents.

Professors of Logic and Metaphysics

Colin Drummond (c1685-1753), 1708-

John Stevenson (1695-1775), 1730-

John Bruce (1745-1826), 1774-

James Finlayson (1758-1808), 1786-

David Ritchie (1763-1844), 1808-

William Hamilton (1788-1856), 1836-1856

Alexander Campbell Fraser (1819-1914), 1856-

Andrew Seth Pringle-Pattison (1856-1931), 1891-1919 known as Andrew Seth until 1898

Norman Kemp Smith (1872-1958), 1919-1945

Arthur David Ritchie (1891-1967), 1945-1960

William Henry Walsh (1913-1986), 1960-1976

Timothy Sprigge (1932-2007), 1979-1989

Timothy Williamson (1955- ), 1995-2000

Huw Price (1953- ), 2000-2003

Andy Clark (1957- ), 2004-present

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