<ethics, aestethics, perceptual realism, idealism, evolution>, <Bergson, existensialism> Australian-English philosopher (1859-1938). Alexander defended perceptual realism as an alternative to the idealism of his contemporaries. His theory regarding the "emergent evolution" of mind within the natural order, proposed in Space, Time, and Deity (1920), was similar in many respects to the views of Henri Bergson. Alexander also developed a thorough axiology in Beauty and other Forms of Value (1933). During his tenure at Manchester, Alexander helped Zionist colleague Chaim Weizmann secure the Balfour agreement, an initial step toward creation of the modern state of Israel. Recommended Reading: Samuel Alexander, Collected Works (Thoemmes, 2000); Samuel Alexander, Philosophical and Literary Pieces (Ayer, 1940).
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