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John Passmore - Emeritus Professor, philosopher

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Title: John Passmore - Emeritus Professor, philosopher
Author(s): Passmore, John
Foster, Stephen
Stewart, Peter
Fominas, Nik
Nelson, Diana
Keywords: John Passmore
Emeritus Faculty
oral history
Publisher: Canberra, ACT : The Australian National University, Emeritus Faculty Inc.,
Professor Passmore was born in Manly, NSW, on 9 September 1914. He graduated from the University of Sydney in 1934 with first class honours in Philosophy and English Literature. In 1941 he took his MA in Philosophy with first class honours and the university medal. Between 1935 and 1949 he held a number of academic posts in the Philosophy department at Sydney University and then became Professor of Philosophy in the University of Otago, New Zealand in 1950. In 1955 he resigned from this professorship to become Reader and then Professor of Philosophy in the Research School of Social Sciences. After his retirement in 1980 he was appointed University Fellow in the History of Ideas Unit and was awarded the title of Emeritus Professor.


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