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Antony Flew

Antony FlewAKA Antony Garrard Newton Flew

Born: 11-Feb-1923
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 8-Apr-2010
Cause of death: Illness

Gender: Male
Religion: Deist [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Philosopher

Nationality: England
Executive summary: British Libertarian philosopher

Military service: RAF (intelligence officer, WWII, 1943-45)


[1] Born into a Methodist family, he long considered himself Atheist, announced in 2004 that he had become a Deist.

Wife: Annis Harty (m. 28-Jun-1952, two daughters)
Daughter: (b. 11-Jul-1961)
Daughter: (b. 8-Mar-1964)

    High School: St. Faith's Preparatory School, Cambridge (1930-36)
    High School:
Kingswood School, Bath (1936-41)
    University: School of Oriental and African Studies (1942-43)
    University: Litterae Humaniores, St John's College, Oxford University (1947)
    Teacher: Lecturer in Philosophy, Christ Church, Oxford University (1949-50)
    Teacher: Lecturer, University of Aberdeen (1950-54)
    Professor: Philosophy, University of Keele (1954-74)
    Professor: Philosophy, University of Reading (1973-82)
    Professor: York University Toronto (1983-85, part time)

    Western Goals Institute Vice President

Author of books:
A New Approach to Psychical Research (1953, philosophy)
Hume's Philosophy of Belief (1961, philosphy)
God and Philosophy (1966, philosophy)
Evolutionary Ethics (1967, philosophy)
An Introduction to Western Philosophy (1971, philosophy)
Crime or Disease? (1973)
Thinking about Thinking (1975, philosophy)
The Presumption of Atheism (1976, philosophy)
Sociology, Equality and Education: Philosophical Essays in Defence of a Variety of Differences (1976, philosophy)
A Raional Animal: Philosophical Essays on the Nature of Man (1978, philosophy)
Philosophy: An Introduction (1979, philosophy)
The Politics of Procrustes: Contradictions of Enforced Equality (1981, philosophy)
Darwinian Evolution (1984)
David Hume: Philosophy of Moral Science (1986, philosophy)
The Logic of Mortality (1987, philosophy)
Power to the Parents: Reversing Educational Decline (1987, education)
Equality in Liberty and Justice (1989)
Atheistic Humanism (1993, philosophy)
Shephard's Warning: Setting Schools Back on Course (1994, education)
Social Life and Moral Judgment (2003, philosophy)


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