Eva Schaper

Biography of Eva Schaper

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Eva Schaper was born in Iserlohn, Germany, on 1 October 1924. She graduated from the University of M√ľnster and came to Britain in 1948 on scholarship to the University of Sheffield.

Schaper received the Stevenson scholarship in 1951 from the University of Glasgow and began teaching Philosophy as an Assistant Lecturer here in 1952. She moved to the University of Bangor in Wales in 1955, before moving back to Glasgow where she was a Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy from 1958 until 1967, becoming Senior Lecturer until 1972 and Reader from 1972 to 1977. Schaper then became Titular Professor from 1977 until her retirement in 1990, during which time she also served on the University Senate and University Court (1985-89). Schaper continued to teach and was Honorary Senior Research Fellow from 1990 until her sudden death on 11 June 1992 after suffering a stroke, aged 67.

Schaper was co-founder and later president of the British Society of Aesthetics. An obituary for Eva Schaper, by T. J. Diffey, is available from the British Journal of Aesthetics.


Eva Schaper
Born 1 October 1924, Iserlohn, Germany.
Died 11 June 1992.
University Link: Professor
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Occupation categories: philosophers
Record last updated: 25th Nov 2016

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