Chantal Mouffe

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Chantal Mouffe (French: [muf]; born 17 June 1943) is a Belgian political theorist, formerly teaching at University of Westminster.She is best known for her contribution to the development—jointly with Ernesto Laclau, with whom she co-authored Hegemony and Socialist Strategy—of the so-called Essex School of discourse analysis, a type of post-Marxist political inquiry drawing on Gramsci, post-structuralism and theories of identity, and redefining Leftist politics in terms of radical democracy. Her highest cited publication is Hegemony and Socialist Strategy: Towards a Radical Democratic Politics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chantal Mouffe has received more than 293,350 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Chantal Mouffe is the 483rd most popular philosopher (down from 454th in 2019), the 165th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 151st in 2019) and the 5th most popular Belgian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Chantal Mouffe ranks 483 out of 1,089Before her are Gianni Vattimo, Annemarie Schimmel, Rodolphus Agricola, Marcus Cornelius Fronto, Gilbert Ryle, and Karl Korsch. After her are Ernst Troeltsch, Su Song, André Gorz, Philodemus, A. J. Ayer, and Eduard Spranger.

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Among people born in 1943, Chantal Mouffe ranks 87Before her are Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta, Holland Taylor, Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson, Jacques Attali, and Arthur B. McDonald. After her are Max Wright, Reinaldo Arenas, Michael Palin, Finn E. Kydland, Masafumi Hara, and Jacques Laffite.

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Among people born in Belgium, Chantal Mouffe ranks 165 out of 899Before her are Constantin Meunier (1831), Godfried Danneels (1933), Raymond Goethals (1921), Wilfried Martens (1936), Johannes Tinctoris (1435), and Jacob Le Maire (1585). After her are Paul Otlet (1868), John I, Duke of Brabant (1252), Victor D'Hondt (1841), Victor Serge (1890), Elio Di Rupo (1951), and Prince Leopold, Duke of Brabant (1859).


Among philosophers born in Belgium, Chantal Mouffe ranks 5Before her are Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908), Justus Lipsius (1547), Siger of Brabant (1240), and Luce Irigaray (1930). After her are Arnold Geulincx (1624), Franciscus Gomarus (1563), Henry of Ghent (1217), Paul de Man (1919), and Michel Weber (1963).