Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
NameWilliam Ritchie SORLEY FBA, 9728
Birth1855
Death1935
FatherWilliam SORLEY , 9753
MotherAnna RITCHIE , 9754
Spouses
Birth1869
Death1957
FatherDr George SMITH CIE , 9622 (1833-1919)
MotherJanet Colquhoun Agnes ADAM , 9729 (1832-1888)
Marriage1889
ChildrenJean , 9731 (1893-)
 Charles Hamilton , 9732 (1895-1915)
 Kenneth William , 9733 (1895-)
Notes for William Ritchie SORLEY FBA
William Ritchie Sorley (4 November 1855, Selkirk - 28 July 1935, Cambridge) was a Scottish philosopher. A Gifford Lecturer, he was one of the British Idealist school of thinkers, with interests in ethics.


William Ritchie Sorley, the son of Anna Ritchie and William Sorley, a Free Church of Scotland minister, was educated at Edinburgh University and Trinity College, Cambridge.[1] He was Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy in the University of Cambridge from 1909 until 1933.

He is now remembered for his A History of British Philosophy to 1900, with its idiosyncratic slant, as a retrospective view from the point of view of British Idealism. The poet Charles Sorley was his son
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