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Cornel West

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Cornel Ronald West (born June 2, 1953) is an American philosopher, theologist, political activist, social critic, actor, and public intellectual. The grandson of a Baptist minister, West's primary philosophy focuses on the roles of race, gender, and class struggle in American society. A socialist, West draws intellectual contributions from multiple traditions, including Christianity, the black church, democratic socialism, left-wing populism, neopragmatism, and transcendentalism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cornel West has received more than 4,876,750 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Cornel West is the 1,166th most popular philosopher (down from 1,068th in 2019), the 10,382nd most popular biography from United States (down from 9,672nd in 2019) and the 81st most popular American Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Cornel West ranks 1,166 out of 1,081Before him are J. J. C. Smart, Roderick Chisholm, Mary Midgley, Wendy Brown, Stanley Fish, and Michael Novak. After him are David Benatar, Peter Kreeft, Nick Land, James Dunn, Dugald Stewart, and Leonard Peikoff.

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Among people born in 1953, Cornel West ranks 468Before him are Vangelis Meimarakis, Walter Novellino, Marillyn Hewson, Sayan Sanya, Hasse Borg, and Albert Pyun. After him are Caspar Memering, Aurlus Mabélé, Franco Selvaggi, Erich Obermayer, Kaarlo Maaninka, and Paul Mariner.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Cornel West ranks 10,382 out of 18,182Before him are John Litel (1892), Lila Lee (1905), Rick Rosenthal (1949), Michael Moorer (1967), Mona Freeman (1926), and Jerry Rice (1962). After him are Charlie Dominici (1951), George Karl (1951), Keiko Agena (1973), Arnold Orville Beckman (1900), Andrew Wood (1966), and Charles Dierkop (1936).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, Cornel West ranks 81Before him are Patricia Hill Collins (1948), Antoinette Brown Blackwell (1825), C. I. Lewis (1883), Roderick Chisholm (1916), Stanley Fish (1938), and Michael Novak (1933). After him are Peter Kreeft (1937), Christine Korsgaard (1952), Stephen Walt (1955), William A. Dembski (1960), Alan Dundes (1934), and Richard Carrier (1969).

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