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Ferrier James

Ferrier, James Feedebiok (1808-1864), a Scottish metaphysician, was born at Edinburgh, and was educated at Edinburgh and Oxford, and was called to the Scottish bar in 1832. He abandoned law for literature, and contributed to Blackwood's Mayazine. These contributions showed him to be a man of mark, and in 1845 he was elected Professor of Moral Philosophy at St. Andrews. His best-known work is the Institutes of Metaphysic, and his lectures on Greek philosophy were published two years after his death.