Ken Sievers

Ken Sievers
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Subject Area: Theory of Knowledge

Ken Sievers was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1944. He graduated from Oberlin College in 1966, where he studied German and Philosophy. He then studied Philosophy for four years at Ohio State University.

In 1970 he was appointed an Instructor in Philosophy at the University of Nebraska. In 1972 he was appointed Lecturer in Philosophy at Flinders University, and was later promoted to Senior Lecturer. He became an Australian citizen in 1982. He received his PhD in Philosophy from Ohio State in 1996 for a thesis based on the work of the late 19th century English philosopher, F.H. Bradley. At Flinders he taught a range of undergraduate topics including: ethics, critical reasoning, theory of knowledge, philosophy of science, as well as topics in ancient, medieval and modern philosophy up to 1900. He was active for many years in the administration of the Bachelor of Arts degree at Flinders, ending as the Chair of the BA Board of Studies.

He also developed and taught a program for IB students at Adelaide high schools which ran for several years. Most of the material used in these workshops have found their way into this book. He retired from his teaching position at Flinders in 2002, but still has an honorary position with the university. He is married with three adult children and lives with his wife Jean in Adelaide

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