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WILSON, JOHN COOK (1849-1915), English philosopher, was born at Nottingham June 6 1849. He was educated at Derby and at Balliol College, Oxford, and in 1874 was elected to a fellowship at Oriel College. After graduating, he studied logic under Hermann Lotze at Göttingen. Returning to Oxford, he became well-known as a lecturer and in 1889 was appointed Wykeham professor of Logic. He died at Oxford Aug. 11 1915. Among his publications were Aristotelian Studies (1879, republished 1912); lectures on Axioms, on Plato's Timaeus (1889) and on the Traversing of Geometrical Figures (1905).