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These John Locke Lectures were delivered during the winter term of l951 at Oxford University. Bouwsma had been awarded a Fulbright Lectureship to lecture in England for the academic year l950-51. He was appointed as Honorary Professor of Philosophy at Magdalene College, Oxford and was sought out to deliver the Locke Lectures later in that year. This leave year followed another leave year from his home university -- the University of Nebraska -- when he spent some time lecturing at both Cornell and Smith Colleges. These two years were the years when he met and came to know Ludwig Wittgenstein -- walking, talking, and keeping a diary of his conversations with him. Wittgenstein had visited the U.S. through arrangements of Bouwsma’s former students and friends Malcolm, Ambrose, and Lazerowitz in his first year of leave from Nebraska. During Bouwsma’s second year of leave, Wittgenstein lived for long periods of time at Oxford where he and Bouwsma continued their friendship and practice of conversing on walks. Wittgenstein died while Bouwsma was at Oxford, in April of that year.
This includes 6 lectures on the flow of sense experience in consciousness.
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the meaning of a word; Plato; William James; Henry Bergson.
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