North American Scholar

LODGE, Rupert Clendon

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  • Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD): 1886-12-08
  • Born City: Rusholme
  • Born State/Country: Manchester, England
  • Parents: Charles Septimus, a classics teacher at Manchester, & Amelia Smith L.
  • Date of Death (YYYY-MM-DD): 1961-03-01
  • Death City: St Petersburg
  • Death State/Country: FL
  • Married: Edith Warren Melcher, 6 Oct. 1914.
  • Education:

    B.A. Oxford (Brasenose Coll.), 1909; M.A., 1912; B.A. U. Manchester, 1910; study at Marburg, summer 1911; Berlin, 1911-4.

  • Professional Experience:

    Lect. philos. U. Manchester, 1910-1; interim prof, philos. Dalhousie U. (Halifax, NS), 1913; instr. philos. & psych. U. Minnesota 1914-5; lctr. philos. U. Alberta, 1915-6; asst. prof, philos. U. Minnesota, 1916-20; prof, logic & hist, of philos., U. Manitoba, 1920-47; head dept. psychol., 1934-47; vis. lctr. philos. Harvard, 1927-8; NYU, 1938; part-time tchr. Long Island U., 1949-54; pres. West. Div. APA, 1926-7.

  • Publications:

    Bernard Varisco, The Great Problems (trans.) (London, 1914); An Introduction to Modern Logic (Minneapolis, 1920); Plato's Theory of Ethics (New York, 1928); "The Platonic Highest Goal," Philosophical Review 36 (1928) 428-9, 535-51; Manitoba Essays (ed.) (Toronto, 1937); The Questioning Mind (London & New York, 1937); Philosophy of Business (Chicago, 1945); Philosophy of Education (New York, 1947); Plato's Theory of Education (London, 1947); The Great Thinkers (London, 1949); "Plato and Freedom," 77JSC43 (1949) 87-101; Applying Philosophy (Boston, 1951; British title: Applied Philosophy [London, 1951]); Plato's Theory of Art (London, 1953); The Philosophy of Plato (London, 1956).

  • Notes:

    Rupert Lodge was a philosopher who made a number of substantial contributions to Platonic studies. Now largely neglected, these are nonetheless of lasting interest as an example of the historical studies produced by philosophers trained in the idealist tradition. A prolific writer in several areas of philosophy and a stimulating teacher, Lodge epitomized the traditional qualities of the humanistic academic philosopher in the generation before the European analytical movement made its impact felt. These qualities are well exemplified in the expansive style of his Platonic studies.The son of a teacher, Lodge began to learn Greek and Latin at the age of 6. After taking his degree at Oxford, he planned to take a doctoral degree from Berlin, but was trapped in that city at the outbreak of World War I. He barely escaped, his ship being struck by German torpedoes.

  • Sources:

    CanWhWh 1936-7:643; NYTimes (3 Mar. 1961) 27; TRSC, 4th ser., 2 (1964) pt. 2, 113-4; U. Manitoba archives.

  • Author: Robert B. Todd