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.
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.
Having watched this video and that of Dr Kilner on Dr Chisholm, I have to say that the format is enough to arouse interest and the references would allow the viewer to take that further, so bravo, a good idea. The background music I found distracting; both scholars have perfectly fine voices which are not enhanced by this treatment.