Eduard Moffat (sen.)


Zeitschwellen gleichartiger und disparater Sinneseindrücke.



zur Erlangung der philosophischen Doctorwürde
der hohen philosophischen Facultät der Universität zu Leipzig



Eduard Moffat Weyer.


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Wilhelm Engelmann

Edward Moffat Weyer wurde am 1. Oktober 1872 in Portsmouth, Ohio, geboren. Er siedelte später nach St. Louis, Missouri, über, studierte dann in Wisconsin und an der Universität Yale. In Leipzig promovierte er mit der obigen Arbeit 1898.

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When Dr. Edward Moffat Weyer died on March 18, 1964, he left behind him the great affection of hundreds of men who had the good fortune to learn in his classes the things of philosophy and rhetoric. The beloved Professor of Philosophy for practically half a century taught longer at Washington and Jefferson College than any other professor in the history of the College. For forty-nine years he was one of the most popular professors on the campus.

He was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, on October 1, 1872. Dr. Weyer held degrees from the University of Wisconsin and Yale University, After three years in Germany at the University of Leipzig, he received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. When he returned to the United States in 1899, he was elected to fill the chair of philosophy at Washington and Jefferson College, where he remained for the rest of his career.

Every position he filled Dr. Weyer conducted with honor and success. From 1922 to 1930 he was Dean of the College, director of extension work, and professor of philosophy; from 1936 to 1942 he was Vice President of the College and professor of philosophy.

Dr. Weyer retired in 1948, at he age of seventy-six, and in the same year the College conferred on him an honourary degree. In his retirement, he was a rather active professor emeritus, continuing with his writings and receiving frequent calls from former students in his home on the edge of the campus.

Though Dr. Weyer did not publish extensively, he contributed several articles, to the International Journal of Ethics, Forum, Popular Science, Yale Review, and Psychological Review in the period from 1907 to 1913. His writings are characterized by unusual lucidity and excellence of prose, in addition to their intellectually worthy content. "What the Schools Do Not Teach," published in Forum of September, 1912, would make good reading at any time or place.

His great breadth of learning, his wit, and his urbanity are legend. Dr. Weyer was the strong proponent of a classical education ind often expressed warnings of the dangers in the trend toward a narrowly scientific or a purely technical education.

Bert Thoms

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