- James McCosh
James McCosh (963)
- History of psychology, philosophical psychology
- 1811, Ayrshire, Scotland
- 1895, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
- Short Biography
James McCosh (April 1, 1811 – November 16, 1894) was a prominent philosopher of the Scottish School of Common Sense. He was president of Princeton University 1868-1888.
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- Studied theology at the University of Edinburgh
- licensed for ministry in 1834
- Appointments & Honors
- Professor of Logic and Metaphysics, Queen's College, Belfast, 1852-68
- President, College of New Jersey (later Princeton University), 1868-88
- Emeritus Professor, 1889-95
- Principal Publications
- 1856 Typical Forms and Special Ends in Creation. Thomas Constable (with George Dickie).
- 1860 The Intuitions of the Mind Inductively Investigated. John Murray.
- 1862 The Supernatural in Relation to the Supernatural. Macmillan.
- 1866 An Examination of Mr J. S. Mill's Philosophy. Macmillan.
- 1870 The Laws of Discursive Thought: Being a Text-book of Formal Logic. Macmillan Carter.
- 1874 The Scottish Philosophy. Carter.
- 1880 The Emotions. Macmillan (reissued 1887 with an additional chapter as Psychology: The Motive Powers, Scribner's).
- 1883 Development: What It Can and Cannot Do. Scribner's.
- 1883 Energy: Efficient and Final Cause. Clark, Scribner's.
- 1886 Psychology: The Cognitive Powers. Macmillan. (Revised edn, 1894.)
- 1890 The Religious Aspect of Evolution. Nisbet. Putnam's. * Many of these were republished both in the US and Britain with various publishers.