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William Mitchell (philosopher) : biography

27 March 1861 - 24 June 1962

Sir William Mitchell (27 March 1861 – 24 June 1962) was Professor of English Language, Literature and Mental and Moral Philosophy at the University of Adelaide from 1894–1922, Vice-Chancellor 1916–1942 and Chancellor 1942–1948.

Mitchell wrote about issues overlapping philosophy of mind and science, neurology, quantum theory and philosophical psychology.

His work is the subject of a book by W. Martin Davies, The philosophy of Sir William Mitchell, 1861–1962 : a mind's own place (2003) ISBN 0-7734-6733-5.

He is also the benefactor of , and gives his name to the South Australian Electoral District of Mitchell.


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