Benn, Alfred William

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Benn, Alfred William

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1843-1915

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Alfred William Benn (1843–1915) was an agnostic and an honorary associate of the Rationalist Press Association. His book A History of Modern Philosophy was published in the Thinker's Library series in 1930.

He was the author of The Greek Philosophers (2 vols, 1882); The History of English Rationalism in the Nineteenth Century (2 vols, 1906); and The History of Ancient and Modern Philosophy (2 vols, 1912).

Benn was also a member of the London Positivist Society and a friend of the lawyer and positivist Vernon Lushington. Lushington's daughter Susan recorded in her diary on 3 September 1889 that Benn and his wife visited the Lushington's Surrey home - Pyports, Cobham - and how Mrs Benn told her "how she came to be a positivist."

For more information, see Wikipedia entry at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._W._Benn .

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Welby, Victoria, Lady, 1837-1912 (1837-1912)

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29543057

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1889

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Created 2015-10-13 by Anna St.Onge.

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http://viaf.org/viaf/12399378
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._W._Benn

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