Chaïm Perelman

1912 - 1984

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Chaïm Perelman (born Henio (or Henri) Perelman; sometimes referred to mistakenly as Charles Perelman) (20 May 1912, Warsaw – 22 January 1984, Brussels) was a Polish-born philosopher of law, who studied, taught, and lived most of his life in Brussels. He was among the most important argumentation theorists of the twentieth century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chaïm Perelman has received more than 95,368 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Chaïm Perelman is the 639th most popular philosopher (down from 599th in 2019), the 391st most popular biography from Poland (down from 353rd in 2019) and the 15th most popular Polish Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Chaïm Perelman ranks 639 out of 1,089Before him are Salomon Maimon, Theodor Lipps, Cebes, Eduard Zeller, Robert Filmer, and Ananda Coomaraswamy. After him are Wang Bi, Paul Nizan, Kanada, Usman dan Fodio, Shen Buhai, and Antonio Rosmini.

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Among people born in 1912, Chaïm Perelman ranks 100Before him are Fritz Fischer, Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Philibert Tsiranana, Samuel Fuller, Gordon Gollob, and Marcel Camus. After him are Martha Scott, Barbara W. Tuchman, Dinmukhamed Kunaev, Edmond Jabès, Joachim Schepke, and Fernando Belaúnde Terry. Among people deceased in 1984, Chaïm Perelman ranks 71Before him are Eduardo De Filippo, George Gallup, George Gaylord Simpson, José Mauro de Vasconcelos, Jean Prouvé, and Aurelio Peccei. After him are El Santo, Fikret Amirov, Peter Lawford, Richard Basehart, Vladimir Chelomey, and Gaëtan Dugas.

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Among people born in Poland, Chaïm Perelman ranks 391 out of 1,231Before him are Eleonore Reuss of Köstritz (1860), Kurt Schumacher (1895), Bolesław IV the Curly (1120), Hermann von Eichhorn (1848), Daniel Olbrychski (1945), and Michał Kalecki (1899). After him are Helmut Lent (1918), Avraham Stern (1907), Dita Parlo (1906), Gunther von Hagens (1945), Alexandre Tansman (1897), and Bronisław Huberman (1882).


Among philosophers born in Poland, Chaïm Perelman ranks 15Before him are Heinrich Rickert (1863), Paul Tillich (1886), Leszek Kołakowski (1927), Günther Anders (1902), Johannes Bugenhagen (1485), and Roman Ingarden (1893). After him are Florian Znaniecki (1882), Wolfhart Pannenberg (1928), Kuno Fischer (1824), Symon Budny (1530), Franz Neumann (1900), and Józef Maria Bocheński (1902).