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Alexander Bain


  1. Alexander Bain a.k.a. Alex Bain is a child actor.
  2. Alexander Bain was a Scottish philosopher and educationalist in the British school of empiricism and a prominent and innovative figure in the fields of psychology, linguistics, logic, moral philosophy and education reform. He founded Mind, the first ever journal of psychology and analytical philosophy, and was the leading figure in establishing and applying the scientific method to psychology. Bain was the inaugural Regius Chair in Logic and Professor of Logic at the University of Aberdeen, where he also held Professorships in Moral Philosophy and English Literature and was twice elected Lord Rector.
    • also known as Бен Александр; Бэн, Александр
    • born on (197 years ago) in Aberdeen
    • profession: Philosopher
    • died on (112 years ago) in Aberdeen
    • read more about Alexander Bain (philosopher)
  3. Alexander Bain was a Scottish inventor and engineer who was first to invent and patent the electric clock. He installed the railway telegraph lines between Edinburgh and Glasgow.
    • also known as Бэйн, Александр
    • born in (205 years ago) in Watten
    • ethnicity: Scottish people
    • profession: Engineer, electrical engineer
    • died on (138 years ago) in Kirkintilloch

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Google previewA Dictionary of Literary Pseudonyms in the English Language (2015)

by T.J. Carty

Ann, Lady Bacon Alexander Bain Aphra Behn Augustine Birrell Sir Alexander Boswell Alexander Brome Alice Brown Alexander Bruce Gilbert Burnet Adrian Bury Abraham Cowley Edward Gordon Craig ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Psychological Theories (2006)

by J.E. Roeckelein

The Scottish philosopher and psychologist Alexander Bain (1818-1903) elaborates on Thomas Hobbes' “sudden glory” humor theory in which one of the causes of laughter is the “triumph” over an enemy or a challenging or fatiguing task (e.g., ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Marketing (2016)

by Charles Doyle

Alexander Bain invents first fax machine (Scotland). The Philosophy of Advertising by Horace Greely. First largescale department store (France, Le Bon Marché). First fullpage ad in a US newspaper, advertising the literary paper, the New York ...

Google previewFocal Illustrated Dictionary of Telecommunications (2013)

by Xerxes Mazda, Fraidoon Mazda

Invented by Alexander Bain in 1843, facsimile is the technique for transmitting printed documents, including drawings and pictures, in electronic form over a transmission medium.

Google previewAmerican Philosophy: An Encyclopedia (2008)

by Centennial Professor of Philosophy John Lachs, PH.D, John Lachs, Robert B. Talisse

The major influence on Peirce's pragmatic maxim, according to Max Fisch, was Alexander Bain, the English empiricist author of The Emotions and the Will. According to Bain, belief is a volitional matter dedicated to action; however, it seems ...

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Workshop of Alexander Bain electric clock and telegraph inventor Born 1810 - Died 1877

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