Bernard Williams

1929 - 2003

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Sir Bernard Arthur Owen Williams, FBA (21 September 1929 – 10 June 2003) was an English moral philosopher. His publications include Problems of the Self (1973), Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy (1985), Shame and Necessity (1993), and Truth and Truthfulness (2002). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bernard Williams has received more than 526,549 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Bernard Williams is the 769th most popular philosopher (up from 776th in 2019), the 1,791st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,813th in 2019) and the 47th most popular Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Bernard Williams ranks 769 out of 1,081Before him are Symon Budny, Johannes Agricola, Kazimierz Łyszczyński, Friedrich Pollock, Theodor Lessing, and Luigi Guido Grandi. After him are Dietrich von Hildebrand, Stephen Toulmin, Crantor, Vazgen I, Kuno Fischer, and François Bernier.

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Among people born in 1929, Bernard Williams ranks 163Before him are Sixten Jernberg, Claude Rich, Hélène Carrère d'Encausse, Lennart Skoglund, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, and Jacques Deray. After him are Luis García Meza, Edison Denisov, Anne Ramsey, Fred Sinowatz, Aleksandar Petrović, and Lee Hazlewood. Among people deceased in 2003, Bernard Williams ranks 104Before him are Guy Thys, Eizo Yuguchi, Jaba Ioseliani, Kató Lomb, Neil Postman, and Jacques Deray. After him are Anita Mui, John Ritter, Donald Davidson, Charles Berlitz, Kerim Kerimov, and Gordon Mitchell.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Bernard Williams ranks 1,791 out of 7,765Before him are Luke Evans (1979), Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 1st Earl of Minto (1751), Arthur Rostron (1869), Nicolas Roeg (1928), James Boswell (1740), and Oliver Lodge (1851). After him are Thomas Hicks (1876), Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton (1831), Lilian Harvey (1906), Stephen Toulmin (1922), Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester (1390), and Alan Gardiner (1879).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, Bernard Williams ranks 47Before him are Thomas Hill Green (1836), Robert Filmer (1588), William Paley (1743), P. F. Strawson (1919), Olaf Stapledon (1886), and Henry More (1614). After him are Stephen Toulmin (1922), Raymond Williams (1921), Perry Anderson (1938), Anne Conway (1631), Philippa Foot (1920), and Charles Kay Ogden (1889).