The Democratic Intellect.
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|Birth:||18th March, 1912|
George Elder Davie was born in Dundee, Scotland. He was a Scottish philosopher whose well-received book, The Democratic Intellect, concerns the treatment of philosophy in 19th century Scottish universities. He graduated M.A. with a first class honours degree in Classics from Edinburgh University in 1935. In 1939, he was appointed assistant lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at Edinburgh University. In 1953, he was awarded the degree of DLitt by Edinburgh University. He was appointed lecturer in philosophy at Queens University, Belfast where he remained till 1959 when he returned to Edinburgh University as Lecturer. He wrote other books include: The Crisis of the Democratic Intellect, A Passion for Ideas, and The Scottish Enlightenment.
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