Anderson, John

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Anderson, John Gender: M
born on 1 November 1893 at 10:30 (= 10:30 AM )
Place Stonehouse, Scotland, 55n43, 4w0
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gerard
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 09°15' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 15°32 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 09°52'

John Anderson (University of Sydney, 1926)


Scottish-Australian philosopher who occupied the post of Challis Professor of Philosophy at Sydney University from 1927 to 1958. He founded the empirical brand of philosophy known as Australian realism.

Anderson's promotion of 'free thought' in all subjects, including politics and morality, was controversial and brought him into constant conflict with the august senate of the university. However, he is credited with educating a generation of influential 'Andersonian' thinkers and activists—some of whom helped to place Sydney in the forefront of the 'sexual revolution' of the 1950s and 1960s.

He died on 6 July 1962, aged 68, in Sydney.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield requested the data from Caroline Gerard who quotes birth certificate, June 2015.


  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Philosopher (Australian realism)