Bostrom, Christoffer Jakob

Bostrom, Christoffer Jakob a Swedish philosopher, was born at Pitea, January 1, 1797. He studied at Upsala, where he also commenced his lectures in 1827, which he continued till 1863, when he retired from his professorship. He died March 22, 1866. Bostrom was the most independent thinker of Siveden, and founded a philosophical school, the influence of which has essentially prevented the propagation of materialistic and pessimistic teachings in Sweden. (B.P.)

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