ELDEST son of Alex. Latta, solicitor, the Professor of Logic and Rhetoric in Glasgow University was born in Edinburgh, 15th June, 1865, and was educated at the High School and University of that city, where he graduated M.A. with first-class honours in philosophy in 1886, and as Doctor of Philosophy in 1897. From 1892 to 1898 he was Assistant and Lecturer in Logic and Metaphysics at St. Andrews University, from 1898 to 1900 Lecturer in Logic and Moral Philosophy at University College, Dundee, and from 1900 to 1902 Professor of Moral Philosophy in the University of Aberdeen. In 1902 he received the appointment to the Chair he now holds in Glasgow University. He is also Chairman of the College Division Liberal Association. His chief publication has been "Leibnitz, the Monadology and other Philosophical Writings translated, with Introduction and Notes;" he edited the Philosophical Essays of D. G. Ritchie with a memoir, in 1898, and he has also been a contributor of articles to reviews.
Professor Latta married in 1907 the elder daughter of Professor J. Harvard Biles of Glasgow University.

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