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Alan Musgrave, 2012 (7th of 7)

Alan Musgrave, 2012

Englishman Alan Musgrave was head of the philosophy department at the University of Otago from 1970 to 2005, and continued to teach after his retirement from this position. Musgrave studied philosophy at the London School of Economics under Karl Popper, who had previously taught at the University of Canterbury. Popper recommended him for the position at Otago. Musgrave's main research interests were epistemology (theory of knowledge) and the philosophy of science. 

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Philosophy - Philosophers in New Zealand, 1870s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/42785/alan-musgrave-2012 (accessed 21 October 2020)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 22 Oct 2014