Monday, June 15, 2015

Ron Moody and Karl Popper

The obituaries for Ron Moody record that he fell into acting while studying at the London School of Economics.

And a tribute on Forward by Benjamin Ivry shows that this episode brought him into contact with one of this blog's philosophical heroes:
There he devoutly attended lectures by the philosopher of science Karl Popper, of Austrian Jewish origin. Popper’s course on scientific method, Moody admitted, “has stayed with me to this day, shaping everything I think or do or act.”
There is more about being taught by Popper in Moody's A Still Untitled (Not Quite) Autobiography.

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