George Blewett

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George John Blewett
Born (1873-12-09)December 9, 1873
Yarmouth Township, Ontario
Died August 9, 1912(1912-08-09) (aged 38)
Go Home Bay, Ontario
Occupation university professor, philosopher, and author

George John Blewett (December 9, 1873 – August 15, 1912) was a Canadian academic and philosopher.

Born in Yarmouth Township in Elgin County, Ontario, the son of William Blewett, a farmer, and Mary Baker, he was raised on a farm near St. Thomas, Ontario. In 1897, he graduated from Victoria University in the University of Toronto. He studied at the University of Würzburg in 1899 and received a Ph.D. in philosophy in 1900 from Harvard University. He also did postgraduate work at Oxford University and Cambridge University.

In 1901, he became a lecturer in philosophy at Wesley College, Winnipeg. In 1906, he became the Ryerson Professor of moral philosophy at Victoria University. In 1907, he wrote The study of nature and the vision of God: with other essays in philosophy. His second book The Christian view of the world was published in 1912.

He drowned while swimming, apparently the result of a heart attack, in Go Home Bay, Ontario in 1912. He was buried in the Necropolis Cemetery.

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