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He studied both English literature and philosophy at the University of Sydney.
John Passmore was born on 9 September 1914 in Manly, Sydney, where he grew up. He was educated at Sydney Boys High School. He subsequently graduated from the University of Sydney with first-class honours in English literature and philosophy whilst studying with a view to become a secondary-school teacher. In 1934 he accepted the position of assistant lecturer in philosophy at the University of Sydney, continuing teaching there until 1949. In 1948 he went to study at the University of London.
From 1950 to 1955 he was (the first) professor of philosophy at the University of Otago in New Zealand. In 1955 he spent a year at the University of Oxford on a Carnegie grant. Upon his return to Australia he took up a post at the Institute of Advanced Studies at the Australian National University, where he was professor of Philosophy in the Research School of Social Sciences from 1958 to 1979.
In 1960 he was Ziskind visiting professor at Brandeis University in the United States. He subsequently lectured in England, the United States, Mexico, Japan, and in various European countries.
In 1994 he was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC), Australia's highest civilian honour.
He died on 25 July 2004 and was survived by his wife Doris and two daughters.
John had two daughters with his wife Doris.
Currently, John Passmore is 108 years, 0 months and 19 days old. John Passmore will celebrate 109th birthday on a Saturday 9th of September 2023. Below we countdown to John Passmore upcoming birthday.