Papers of James Wilkie Nisbet, 1903-1974, arts graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland

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Lecture notes:

  • Psychology 1925;
  • Moral Philosophy - Kant 1925;
  • Moral Philosophy - Plato, Philibus, Bosanquet 1925-1926;
  • Moral Philosophy - Croce, Place of Aesthetics 1925-1926;
  • Moral Philosophy - Spinoza 1926;
  • Moral Philosophy - Bosanquet 1926;

Reading Notes:

  • Bosanquet, Spinoza & Leibniz, Kant, Greek Philosophy, Greek Philosophy plus Economics, Plato, Aristotle undated;

Class tickets 1924-1925.

Administrative / Biographical History

James Wilkie Nisbet was born in 1903  . His father was a mining and civil engineer. He entered the University of Glasgow aged 17 and was a student from 1921-1926  . In his first year, 1921-1922, he studied Latin, Maths and Political Economics. The following year, 1922-1923, he studied Political Economics, Logic and English. In his third year, 1923-1924, he studied for Logic (Hons), Political Economics (Hons) and Constitutional Law and History. In his fourth year, 1924-1925, Gray studied for Logic (Hons), Political Economics (Hons), Constitutional Law and History. He graduated MA in 1924  , and LLB in 1926  .

He went on to become a lecturer of Political Economy at the University of St Andrews, and died in St Andrews on 26 March 1974.


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