Arthur Danto

1924 - 2013

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Arthur Coleman Danto (January 1, 1924 – October 25, 2013) was an American art critic, philosopher, and professor at Columbia University. He was best known for having been a long-time art critic for The Nation and for his work in philosophical aesthetics and philosophy of history, though he contributed significantly to a number of fields, including the philosophy of action. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur Danto has received more than 306,120 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Arthur Danto is the 553rd most popular philosopher (up from 610th in 2019), the 1,879th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,016th in 2019) and the 19th most popular American Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Arthur Danto ranks 553 out of 1,089Before him are Chandrakirti, Marpa Lotsawa, Sergei Bulgakov, Conrad Celtes, Eric Voegelin, and Hermann Lotze. After him are Thomas Reid, Zengzi, Aeschines of Sphettus, R. G. Collingwood, Tom Regan, and Georges Politzer.

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Among people born in 1924, Arthur Danto ranks 86Before him are Leonid Kogan, Tomiichi Murayama, Roberts Blossom, Antoni Ramallets, Stanley Donen, and Milka Planinc. After him are Tengiz Abuladze, Abderrahmane Youssoufi, Dorothy Malone, Moktar Ould Daddah, Israel Tal, and E. P. Thompson. Among people deceased in 2013, Arthur Danto ranks 87Before him are Masao Uchino, Antoni Ramallets, Pierre Mauroy, Sławomir Mrożek, Seamus Heaney, and Dominique Venner. After him are Ken Norton, Eleanor Parker, Pedro Rocha, Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, Tuncel Kurtiz, and Bigas Luna.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Arthur Danto ranks 1,879 out of 15,968Before him are Richard Farnsworth (1920), Darren Aronofsky (1969), Cornell Woolrich (1903), Elizabeth George (1949), Daryl Hannah (1960), and Michelle Phillips (1944). After him are Meir Kahane (1932), Karl Malone (1963), Ashton Kutcher (1978), Cab Calloway (1907), Peter Weller (1947), and Jan-Michael Vincent (1944).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, Arthur Danto ranks 19Before him are Kenneth Waltz (1924), Jonathan Edwards (1703), Murray Bookchin (1921), Mary Parker Follett (1868), Martha Nussbaum (1947), and Saul Kripke (1940). After him are Tom Regan (1938), Jerry Fodor (1935), Reinhold Niebuhr (1892), Charles W. Morris (1903), William Heard Kilpatrick (1871), and Michael J. Sandel (1953).