Austrian-born Karl Popper was a renowned philosopher of science and was also recognised for his contribution to social and political science. He was the University of Canterbury's philosophy lecturer from 1937 to 1945, and it was during his time in New Zealand that he wrote his best-known philosophical work, The open society and its enemies (1945). At the time academic staff concentrated on teaching, and very little original research came out of the university. Popper was in a class of his own. This is Popper at Aoraki/Mt Cook in 1945.
In 1994, not long after Popper's death, broadcaster Kim Hill interviewed University of Otago philosopher and ex-student of Popper, Alan Musgrave, who talked about Popper's contribution to philosophy and thought in general.
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