T. E. Jessop

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Thomas Edmund Jessop, OBE (10 September 1896 - 10 September 1980) was a British academic best known for his work on George Berkeley.[1]

He was born in Hull and educated at the University of Leeds, where he received his BA (1921) and MA (1922).[1] He gained his BLitt from Oriel College, Oxford.[1] From 1925 to 1928 he was an assistant lecturer at the University of Glasgow.[1] Jessop was the first member of Hull University's philosophy department and the first Ferens Professor of Philosophy (1928–1960).[1] In 1946 he was joined at the department by 'ordinary language' philosopher Alan R. White who succeeded Jessop to the Ferens Chair in 1961[2].

His book The Treaty of Versailles: Was it Just? concluded that the 1919 peace treaty was overall a just one.[3]


  • A Bibliography of George Berkeley (1934; 2nd ed. 1968).
  • A Bibliography of David Hume and of Scottish Philosophy from Francis Hutcheson to Lord Balfour (1938; 2nd ed. 1983).
  • Law and Love: A Study of the Christian Ethics (1940).
  • The Treaty of Versailles: Was it Just? (London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1942).
  • The Christian Morality (1960).
  • Thomas Hobbes (1960).


  1. ^ a b c d e Talia Mae Bettcher, 'Jessop, Thomas Edmund (1896-1980)' in Stuart Brown and Hugh Bredin (eds.), Dictionary of Twentieth-Century British Philosophers (A&C Black, 2005), pp. 474-475.
  2. ^ Matheson, David J. (2006), "White, Alan Richard", The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy, Continuum, doi:10.1093/acref/9780199754694.001.0001/acref-9780199754694-e-2245, retrieved 2019-03-03
  3. ^ Robert Gale Woolbert, 'Review: The Treaty of Versailles: Was It Just? by T. E. Jessop', Foreign Affairs (October 1943).

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