Definition of philosophy:
- A particular philosophical system or theory; the hypothesis by which particular phenomena are explained.
- A treatise on philosophy.
- Literally, the love of, including the search after, wisdom; in actual usage, the knowledge of phenomena as explained by, and resolved into, causes and reasons, powers and laws.
- Practical wisdom; calmness of temper and judgment; equanimity; fortitude; stoicism; as, to meet misfortune with philosophy.
- Reasoning; argumentation.
- The course of sciences read in the schools.
Appointed assistant professor of philosophy at Queen's University, 1885; lecturer in political science, 1889; professor of political science, 1892. In 1908 became a member of the Historical Manuscript Commission; and civil service commissioner the same year.- "The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History", Various.
- "Life of Saint Monica", F. A. (Frances Alice) Forbes.
- "The Enchanted Canyon", Honoré Willsie Morrow.