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John King-Farlow

Birthplace: London, England
Death: Died in Edmonton, Division No. 11, Alberta, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of Denys King-Farlow and Barbara Hazel Leonard
Brother of <private> Farlow-Nettleton
Half brother of <private> Guggenheim; Terrence Waldman and Benjamin Waldman

Managed by: Alan (Alain) Guggenheim
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About John King-Farlow

Just so you know, I was just one of his many students at the University of Alberta in the early 1980's and took many courses from him. I found the following in the internet about him and thought you might want to update your entry for him.

This entry can be updated as follows:

John was a Poet and a Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Alberta located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

John's obituary is attached:

Here is one more obituary that states: PROFESSOR JOHN KING-FARLOW, MA (AM Duke, PH.D. Stanford), FRCS Can., 31 July 2002; commoner 1951; Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Founding President, the Canadian Philosophical Association. Aged 70. Source:

Fyi, a painting was done of him and can be seen at:

He was one of the founders of the Canadian Journal of Philosophy:

His poems (including the eulogy for his mother) can be found at:

He was married to "Elizabeth Ann (Slater) King-Farlow." Please see the obituary for her at:

John and his wife made the start-up donation to the following at the University of Alberta: The Herman Tennessen Undergraduate Philosophy Essay Contest The Herman Tennessen Undergraduate Philosophy Essay Contest was established in honour of the late Herman Tennessen, Professor in the Department of Philosophy (1956-1983) by a start-up donation from the late Professor John King-Farlow, and, until her recent and untimely death, was continued by the generosity of his widow, Liz King-Farlow. The contest is open to any undergraduate registered at a degree granting institution wishing to submit an essay of less than 4000 words on any philosophical topic. Source:

Here is one of his books:

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John King-Farlow's Timeline

July 9, 1932
London, England
July 31, 2002
Age 70
Edmonton, Division No. 11, Alberta, Canada