Michael Scott Fletcher

Michael Scott Fletcher

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Name: Michael Scott Fletcher

Epoch: Early 20th Century (the 'Long Early Twentieth Century')

Grouping Field: Humanities (Ideas Formatted as Ideas) and Social Science (Models)

Location Grouping: Individual's Work Location

Map Coordinates: 27°28'37.4"S 153°01'44.5"E

Years At Location: 1922-1938

One Historical Setting: Prof. (Rev. Dr) Michael Scott Fletcher, Department of Philosophy, University of Queensland George Street, Brisbane City (1923)

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Michael Scott Fletcher was Professor of Philosophy from 1923 and Master of King’s College from 1912, at the University of Queensland. After working as the Foundation Master of Wesley College within the University of Sydney, Fletcher took up his professorship, and work in the Workers' Educational Association. He also served as Chairman of the Education Committee of the Creche and Kindergarten Association.

Impact On Brisbane Society

Testimony from Michael Scott Fletcher’s son, recorded by Helen Gregory, was that the Methodist theologian read and discussed the works of Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and Alfred Adler, during the years of World War I and after. How Fletcher worked together, or not, his theological beliefs and philosophic psychology requires further research. His theological interest, from his B.D. and D.D. degrees, was in studies of Hellenism and Jewish non-canonical literature and philosophy. Further research is required.

Citations

Hugh Jackson, ‘Fletcher, Lionel Bale (1877–1954)’ Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, published in hardcopy 1981, accessed online 15 August 2014. (http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/fletcher-lionel-bale-6195/text10649).

Gregory, Helen. Vivant Professores: Distinguished Members of the University of Queensland, 1910-1940, University of Queensland Library, St. Lucia Qld, 1987.

Image Citation

To Retire At End Of Year. Prof. Scott Fletcher. The Courier-Mail. Monday 15 August 1938, p. 3.

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