30 JUNE 1866, Page 3

Professor Hoprais has resigned the Professorship of Mental Philo- sophy

and Logic in University College, London' after a long and meritorious professoriat of thirty-six years. There is but one man in London who could adorn this professorship 'with really original thought and intellectual research, sucluas that with which Hamil- ton adorned the chair of Mental Philosophy in Edinburgh,— Professor James Martineau, whose many remarkable essays on ethical and psychological subjects have attracted the admiration of almost every metaphysician in England. We do not in the least know- whether he either could or would offer himself for the chair, but if he would, the College would probably gain a reputation in metaphysics not less than that which Professor de Morgan has long secured for its teaching in mathematics.