Story: Philosophy

Duncan MacGregor

Scotsman Duncan MacGregor was appointed professor of mental and moral philosophy at the University of Otago in 1871, the year it opened, and was one of the university's three foundation professors. Mental philosopy entailed the study of psychology, ethics and logic. In 1886 he resigned his chair to become inspector of lunatic asylums and inspector of hospitals and charitable institutions. 

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Reference: G.E. Thompson, A history of the University of Otago, 1869-1919. Dunedin: J. Wilkie, 1920.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Philosophy - Philosophers in New Zealand, 1870s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 22 Oct 2014