See also:British states-man and philosopher, was the third son of Robert
See also:Haldane of Cloanden,
See also:Perthshire, a writer to the signet, and
See also:nephew of J . S . Burdon-
See also:Sanderson . He was a
See also:grand-nephew of the Scottish divines J . A. and Robert Haldane . He was educated at
See also:Edinburgh Academy and the
See also:universities of Edinburgh and
See also:Gottingen, where he studied philosophy under
See also:Lotze . He took first-class honours in philosophy at Edinburgh, and was
See also:scholar and
See also:Ferguson scholar in philosophy of the four Scottish Universities (1876) . He was called to the
See also:bar in 1879, and so early as 1890 became a
See also:queen's counsel . In 1885 he entered parliament as liberal member for
See also:Haddingtonshire, for which he was re-elected continuously. up to and including igro . He was included in 1905 in
See also:Sir H .
See also:cabinet as secretary for war, and was the author of the important
See also:scheme for the re-organization of the British army, by which the militia and the volunteer forces were replaced by a single territorial force . Though always known as one of the ablest men of the Liberal party and conspicuous during the
See also:Boer War of 1899–1902 as a Liberal Imperialist, the choice of Mr Haldane for the task of thinking out a new army organization on business lines had struck many
See also:people as curious .
Besides being a
See also:chancery lawyer, he was more particularly a philosopher, conspicuous for his knowledge of Hegelian
See also:metaphysics . But with German philosophy he had also the German sense of thoroughness and
See also:system, and his scheme, while it was much criticized, was recognized as the best that could be done with a voluntary army . Mr Haldane's chief
See also:literary publications were:
See also:Life of
See also:Smith (1887);
See also:Education and
See also:Empire (1902); The Pathway to Reality (1903) . He also translated, jointly with J .
See also:Kemp, Schopen-
See also:hauer's Die Welt als Wille and Vorstellung (The
See also:World as Will and Idea, 3 vols., 1883-1886) .
JAMES ALEXANDER HALDANE (1768–1851)
ROBERT HALDANE (1764–1842)
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