Peter Rickman (1918-2014)

Anja Steinbauer and Rick Lewis remember a friend and a scholar.

Our long-time contributor and good friend Professor Peter Rickman died on 10th April aged 95.

Born to a German-speaking Jewish family in Prague, Peter Rickman began his first degree there in the late 1930s. He fortunately was away studying in Britain in 1938, first at the University of London, then taking his DPhil at Oxford University where he was the same class as Iris Murdoch. He lived in Britain for the rest of his life.

The two great intellectual loves of his life were literature, an interest he developed at the age of six, and philosophy, which he discovered ten years later at sixteen.

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