Edward Caird

1835-1908. Scottish philosopher. One of the leading representatives of the Neo-Hegelian movement in British philosophy during the latter part of the nineteenth century. Previously professor of moral philosophy at Glasgow, he succeeded Benjamin Jowett* as master of Balliol College, Oxford, in 1893. Caird accepted the then prevailing concept of the progressive evolution of thought, and his own idealistic religious philosophy was expressed in his two important works, The Evolution of Religion (1893) and The Evolution of Theology in the Greek Philosophers (1904). He produced two important works on Kant* and a monograph on Hegel.*