Series 4 - Papers of Quentin Gibson

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Papers of Quentin Gibson


  • 1945 (Creation)

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0.2 m (1 type 1 box)

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(1913 - 2001)

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Quentin Boyce Gibson was born on 31 August 1913, into a family of Australian philosophers, including his father WR Boyce Gibson, and his brother Alexander (Sandy) Gibson, who both held the position of Professor of Philosophy at the University of Melbourne. He first lectured at Canberra University College in 1934; read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford 1935-36; lectured at the University of Western Australia 1937; returned to Canberra University College 1945, the first full-time appointment in Philosophy. In 1948 he took leave from CUC to accept a two-year appointment by the newly established Australian National University as a Research Fellow. Upon his return to CUC in 1950, his position was reclassified as a Senior Lectureship, and in 1959 he was promoted to Associate Professor. His position as Associate Professor in Philosophy was transferred to the School of General Studies, Faculty of Arts at the ANU in 1960. He retired in 1978. The Quentin Gibson Prize was established to be awarded annually to the top student with first-class honours in Philosophy. Gibson died on 24 November 2001.

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The folders include teaching material and departmental papers relating to the Philosophy Department in the Canberra University College and from 1960, the School of General Studies in the Australian National University.


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Open access under a thirty-year rule; some student information may be restricted

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Prepared by Maggie Shapley on 17 August 2007; revised by Greg Bell on 19 July 2012




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