Ask a Specialist: Hacohen and Shearmur
Malachi Hacohen and Jeremy Shearmur are acknowledged outstanding specialists on Popper's intellectual development. They have kindly offered to make their knowledge and special research results available to you. All you have to do is ask your question, and you will receive a reply. The questions and answers will be stored in an archive that you can search, and in time this archive will become an increasingly important resource for researchers, students and the general public alike. We would ask you remember that these researchers are busy people and to please keep your question to a paragraph at most.
Hacohen will answer questions pertaining to pre-1945 and Shearmur will answer questions pertaining to post-1945.
Who Are Hacohen and Shearmur?
Jeremy Shearmur is a Reader in Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts at the Australian National University. He was educataed at the L.S.E., where he was taught by Popper (as well as by Musgrave, Watkins, Lakatos, Feyerabend and Gellner, and also attended Oakshott's graduate seminar). He subsequently worked for Popper as his assistant, from 1971-1979, and was closely involved in the production of Objective Knowledge., The Philosophy of Karl Popper (and Unended Quest), and The Self and its Brain, as well as on versions of the papers which went to form The Myth of the Framework, and numerous other articles. He has subsequently worked extensively in the Popper Archives at The Hoover Institution, Standford University, and is the author of The Political Thought of Karl Popper, London & New York, Routledge, 1996.
Shearmur has a general interest in Popper's work - particularly in his social
and political thought, but also in other issues. He is interested both in
his historical work and also in contemporary applications and developments
of critical rationalism, and would be interested in supervision of Ph.D theses
in this field, within the top-rated Graduate Program in Philosophy at the
Australian National University
Books by Jeremy Shearmur: