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Philosophy educator

Ray Scott Percival, British philosophy educator. Postgraduate grantee Economic and Social Science Research Council, London, 1988; grantee Open Society Institute, 1995, 97; recipient Charles R. Lambe fellowship Institute for Humane Studies, London, 1988, Encyclopedia Britannica Internet Guide award, 2000. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Philosophical Association, Royal Institute Philosophy.

Background

Percival, Ray Scott was born on April 15, 1956 in Bolton, Lancashire, England. Son of Frank and Grace Scott (Barker) Percival.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Psychology with honors, Bolton Institute Higher Education, England, 1978. Master of Arts in Philosophy, University Warwick, Coventry, England, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy, London School of Economics, 1992.

Career

Director Diatron, Ltd., Bolton, 1981-1983, StrongMart, Bolton, 1983-1985, Mossfield Crystal Room, Bolton, 1985-1986. History researcher London, 1985-1986. Science writer New Scientist, since 1986.

Faculty member Connected Education, Incorporated, New York York City, since 1994. Lecturer University Lancaster, England, 1995-1996. Web site consultant, since 1995.

Chairman, organizer annual conference on philosophy of Sir Karl Popper, London, since 1988. Founder, owner, president Karl Popper Web, Dublin, since 1995.

Achievements

  • Avocations: science fiction, cycling, dancing, cinema, musical composition.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Founder, editor-in-chief: (journal) The Critical Rationalist, 1996, (E-mail based philosophy forum) Critical Cafe, 1995. Associate editor, author: (journal) Journal of Social and Evolutionary Systems, 1994, (newsletter) Popper Newsletter, 1993. Author: Popper for Beginners, 2000.

Membership

Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Philosophical Association, Royal Institute Philosophy.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: science fiction, cycling, dancing, cinema, musical composition.

Connections

father:
Frank Percival

mother:
Grace Scott (Barker) Percival