Historical Who is Who
1914 - 2004
John Passmore was a moral philosopher with a keen interest in the history of ideas. From an initial experience as a school teacher, his sense of the importance of communication with audience – listeners and readers remained a priority, evident from the regard in which he was held in the many different universities in which he taught throughout the world. He is best known for his emphasis on human responsibility for the environment combined with special regard for humanity within this. That regard did not entail his sharing a belief in human perfectibility.