C. I. Lewis

1883 - 1964

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Clarence Irving Lewis (April 12, 1883 – February 3, 1964), usually cited as C. I. Lewis, was an American academic philosopher and the founder of conceptual pragmatism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of C. I. Lewis has received more than 44,844 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. C. I. Lewis is the 1,062nd most popular philosopher (down from 976th in 2019), the 9,015th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,279th in 2019) and the 68th most popular American Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, C. I. Lewis ranks 1,062 out of 1,089Before her are Nick Bostrom, Francis Parker Yockey, Simon Blackburn, Stanley Fish, Sara Danius, and Bernard Bosanquet. After her are Peter Kreeft, Susan Haack, Leonard Peikoff, Yuval Steinitz, Dugald Stewart, and Cornel West.

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Among people born in 1883, C. I. Lewis ranks 202Before her are Mary Alden, Max Eastman, Stanley Bruce, Marguerite Clark, Nathaniel Cartmell, and S. Z. Sakall. After her are Frank Benford, Edna May Oliver, Arthur L. Newton, Pauline Frederick, Max Horton, and Compton Mackenzie. Among people deceased in 1964, C. I. Lewis ranks 159Before her are Eberardo Villalobos, Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, Art Ross, Branislav Hrnjiček, Lucky Dube, and Diana Wynyard. After her are Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Milton Margai, Fred Tootell, Gracie Allen, Mehboob Khan, and William Bendix.

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Among people born in United States, C. I. Lewis ranks 9,015 out of 15,968Before her are Jim Hall (1935), Eddie Cahill (1978), Anikka Albrite (1988), Buck Owens (1929), Joe E. Brown (1891), and Zitkala-Sa (1876). After her are Roberta Williams (1953), Chuck Liddell (1969), Mike Godwin (1956), Jerry Trainor (1977), Adrian Pasdar (1965), and Ward Kimball (1914).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, C. I. Lewis ranks 68Before her are Charles Hartshorne (1897), Gary L. Francione (1954), Michael Novak (1933), Alexander Berzin (1944), Francis Parker Yockey (1917), and Stanley Fish (1938). After her are Peter Kreeft (1937), Cornel West (1953), Patricia Hill Collins (1948), R. C. Sproul (1939), Stephen Walt (1955), and Christine Korsgaard (1952).