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26-March-2016
26-March-2016

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Monument commemorates the Professor of Logic and Mental Philosophy.

Monument characteristics:
A sandstone column with incised letters facing a circular pool of five water jets. 

Sir Francis Anderson (3 September 1858 – 24 June 1941) was an Australian philosopher and educationist. Anderson came to Melbourne in 1886 as assistant to the Rev. Dr Charles Strong at his Australian Church. This was a valuable experience to Anderson as his work brought him in contact with both the best and the worst types of human nature. In 1888, instead of returning to Scotland as originally intended, he was appointed lecturer in logic and mental philosophy at the University of Sydney, and was the first Challis professor of logic and mental philosophy from the beginning of 1890. He held this position until the end of 1921, when he retired and became emeritus professor.

Location

Address:Manning Road, Philosophy Department, University of Sydney, Camperdown, 2050
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.886567
Long: 151.189293
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Education
Approx. Event Start Date:1890
Approx. Event End Date:1921

Dedication

Front Inscription
SIR FRANCIS ANDERSON

PROFESSOR OF LOGIC
& MENTAL PHILOSOPHY
1890 · 1921
Source: H, MA
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