Eugene Kamenka

Philosopher, Author

1928 – 1994

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Who was Eugene Kamenka?

Eugene Kamenka was born in Cologne in 1928 and taken to Australia in 1937. He was educated at the Sydney Technical High School, and went on to take first-class honours in philosophy at the University of Sydney under John Anderson. His doctoral thesis, The Ethical Foundations of Marxism, for the Australian National University, was published in 1962. Kamenka lectured in philosophy at the University of Singapore and lectured and researched in Europe, North America and most countries in Asia; he was a Professor and the Head of the History of Ideas Unit at the Institute of Advanced Studies of the Australian National University, and lived in Canberra.

Together with his second wife, Alice Erh-Soon Tay, a professor of jurisprudence at Sydney University and scholar of comparative and Asian legal systems, Dr. Kamenka authored several works in philosophy of law and comparative law.

He died in Canberra.

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Born
Mar 4, 1928
Cologne
Religion
  • Judaism
Ethnicity
  • Germans
Nationality
  • Australia
Profession
Education
  • Australian National University
  • University of Sydney
  • Sydney Technical High School
Employment
  • Australian National University
Died
Jan 19, 1994

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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