From the nature of interacting minds a person becoming aware of himself and others “unconsciously” puts his objects forth in space relationships long before he can become reflectively conscious of the truths involved in the process he himself through a necessity of his being has put forth. In this “unconscious” way there originates the vast system of truths of which all men and especially the scientifically trained are striving to become reflectively conscious.

William Henry Chamberlin

Born: February 12, 1870

Died: May 9, 1921 (Age 51)

William Henry Chamberlin Jr. was an American Mormon philosopher, theologian, and educator. His teachings and writings worked to reconcile Mormonism with the theory of evolution. He taught philosophy and ancient languages as well as science and math at several Latter-day Saints (LDS) institutions including Brigham Young University in the early 20th century. He was one of four educators at Brigham Young University whose teaching of evolution and attempts to reconcile it with Mormon thought, although strongly popular with students, generated controversy among university officials and the LDS community. Chamberlin has been called "Mormonism's first professionally trained philosopher and theologian."

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The Ultimate Unity for Thought is the Society of Minds
Thesis
May 1906
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William Henry Chamberlin's thesis written in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the Master's Degree of Arts at the University of California.


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