Alexander Bain (1818 - 1903) was a Scottish educator and philosopher. Bain was a professor of mathematics and natural philosophy at the University of Glasgow. He later moved to London to work for the Board of Health. He eventually returned to teaching as a professor of logic. Published in 1884 topics of these essays include the laws of the mind to some prevailing errors, education and the subjects for Competitive Examinations, the range of Philosophical or Metaphysical Study and the mode of conducting this study in Debating Societies, the growth of the University especially in Scotland, self education through reading the right books, Sectarian Creeds and Subscription to Articles, and the Procedure for Deliberative Bodies.
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