David Lewis

1941 - 2001

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David Kellogg Lewis (September 28, 1941 – October 14, 2001) was an American philosopher who is widely regarded as one of the most important philosophers of the 20th century. Lewis taught briefly at UCLA and then at Princeton University from 1970 until his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Lewis has received more than 461,525 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). David Lewis is the 873rd most popular philosopher (down from 734th in 2019), the 3,647th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,774th in 2019) and the 34th most popular Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, David Lewis ranks 873 out of 1,081Before him are G. E. M. Anscombe, Michael Baius, Aleksey Khomyakov, Cláudio Hummes, Zeno of Tarsus, and Bahya ibn Paquda. After him are Edmund Gettier, Léon Brunschvicg, Anandavardhana, Franciscus Gomarus, Liu Yuxi, and František Tomášek.

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Among people born in 1941, David Lewis ranks 219Before him are Boris Vallejo, Félix Rodríguez, Patricio Guzmán, Paul Kantner, Harald Nielsen, and Emmett Till. After him are Robert Guéï, Leonid Kizim, George Pell, Josep Maria Fusté, Walid Muallem, and John Henry Schwarz. Among people deceased in 2001, David Lewis ranks 112Before him are Ken Aston, Nigel Hawthorne, Rehavam Ze'evi, Viktor Astafyev, G. E. M. Anscombe, and Princess Vera Constantinovna of Russia. After him are Kathleen Freeman, Paul Vanden Boeynants, Friedrich Franz, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Henri Alekan, Ilie Verdeț, and Leila Pahlavi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, David Lewis ranks 3,647 out of 18,182Before him are Robert Blake (1933), Jennifer Coolidge (1961), James Nachtwey (1948), Keir Dullea (1936), Randall Duk Kim (1943), and Jim Abrahams (1944). After him are John Wesley Hardin (1853), Steven Van Zandt (1950), Laura Bridgman (1829), Peter Hyams (1943), Alice B. Toklas (1877), and Kathleen Freeman (1919).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, David Lewis ranks 34Before him are Helen Parkhurst (1886), Eric Hoffer (1898), Donald Davidson (1917), Michael J. Sandel (1953), Nancy Fraser (1947), and Mortimer J. Adler (1902). After him are Edmund Gettier (1927), Susanne Langer (1895), James Mark Baldwin (1861), Robert Anton Wilson (1932), Lon L. Fuller (1902), and Lysander Spooner (1808).