Born 1853 Died 1903
David George Ritchie was born at Jedburgh, son of the Rev. George Ritchie, D.D. He had a distinguished university career at Edinburgh, and Balliol College, Oxford, and after being fellow of Jesus and tutor of Balliol was elected professor of logic and metaphysics at St Andrews. He was president of the Aristotelian Society in 1898.
Among his works are: Darwinism and Politics (1889); Principles of State Interference (1891); Darwin and Hegel (1893); Natural Rights (1895); a translation with R. Lodge and P. E. Matheson of Bluntschlis Theory of the State (1885); many articles in Mind, Philosophical Review, etc. His Philosophical Studies was edited with a memoir by R. Latta (1905).
Being the entry for RITCHIE, DAVID GEORGE in the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica, the text of which lies within the public domain.