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Samuel Alexander was an Australian-born British philosopher. He was the first Jewish fellow of an Oxford or Cambridge college.
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Samuel Alexander was an Australian-born British philosopher who was the first Jewish fellow of an Oxbridge college. Born in Sydney, he left for England at age 18 in hopes of winning a scholarship. By 1882, he was working as a Fellow of Lincoln College, where he taught philosophy. Employing an unusual teaching style for his era, his works focused on the relationship between time and space.
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