A Passion to Oppose: John Anderson, Philosopher

A Passion to Oppose: John Anderson, Philosopher

by Brian Kennedy
     
 
John Anderson was Australia's most important philosopher in the first half of the 20th century. The young Scotsman held the chair of philosophy at the University of Sydney for 30 years until retirement in 1958. This biography of Anderson contains much new material about Anderson's Scottish past and his conflicted public and private life. His relations with students

Overview

John Anderson was Australia's most important philosopher in the first half of the 20th century. The young Scotsman held the chair of philosophy at the University of Sydney for 30 years until retirement in 1958. This biography of Anderson contains much new material about Anderson's Scottish past and his conflicted public and private life. His relations with students were complex; with women, they were decidedly problematic. In the aftermath of a pragmatic revolution that has swept our universities and colleges, Anderson's uncompromising calls to unfettered inquiry, and the Socratic way of life are timely.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780522846836
Publisher:
Melbourne University Publishing
Publication date:
06/01/1995
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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Brian Kennedy was for many years a senior lecturer in varied fields of history at Monash University. He is the author of A Tale of Two Mining Cities: Johannesburg and Broken Hill and Silver, Sin and Sixpenny Ale: A Social History of Broken Hill.

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