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Dr Anthony Fisher, Newton International Fellow in Philosophy, has contributed a video on Manchester’s most famous philosopher, Samuel Alexander (1859-1938), to the ‘Heritage Heroes‘ series. These short videos tell the stories of people connected with The University of Manchester who have changed the world.

 

Epstein's bust of Samuel Alexander, in the foyer of the Samuel Alexander Building.

Epstein’s bust of Samuel Alexander, in the foyer of the Samuel Alexander Building.

Dr Fisher’s research into Samuel Alexander – author of Space, Time and Deity (1920) – was facilitated by an award from the John Rylands Research Institute in 2013/14.

The video complements a website dedicated to Alexander and his archive, which contains images and full transcriptions of some of the most important letters in the archive, including correspondence with C. D. Broad and Bertrand Russell.

A detailed catalogue of the Samuel Alexander Papers is available on Elgar.