Educator; born in Carskeoch, Scotland
, April 1, 1811; was educated at the universities of Glasgow
; ordained in the Church of Scotland in 1835; later was made Professor
of Logic and Metaphysics in Queen's College, Belfast
He came to the United States
in 1868, to assume the presidency of Princeton College, and served that institution with marked success till 1888, when he resigned.
His voluminous publications include The methods of the Divine government, physical and moral
; Typical forms and special ends in creation
; The Intuitions of the mind Inductively investigated
; The supernatural in relation to the natural
; The laws of Discursive thought: being a treatise on formal logic
; Christianity and Positivism
; The Emotions
; The religious aspect of evolution
; The prevailing types of Philosophy: can they logically reach reality
; The tests of various kinds of truths
; Our Moral nature
; Philosophy of reality
, etc. He died in Princeton, N. J.
, Nov. 6, 1894.