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 452,930 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. David Lewis is the 734th most popular philosopher (up from 751st in 2019), the 2,775th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,725th in 2019) and the 29th most popular American Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, David Lewis ranks 734 out of 1,089Before him are Jan Mukařovský, Frithjof Schuon, Peter the Iberian, Perry Anderson, Hakuin Ekaku, and Crates of Athens. After him are Julius Pollux, Johannes Agricola, Inayat Khan, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Edvard Westermarck, and Pantaenus.

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Among people born in 1941, David Lewis ranks 173Before him are Tom Fogerty, Paavo Lipponen, Salvatore Accardo, Philippe Honoré, George Smith, and Fritz Wepper. After him are Peter Coyote, Ewa Demarczyk, Jacques Simon, Peter Cullen, Fabio Testi, and Élisabeth Depardieu. Among people deceased in 2001, David Lewis ranks 78Before him are John Phillips, Nikos Sampson, Stefan Heym, Francisco Varela, Alexey Maresyev, and Jean-Pierre Aumont. After him are Birendra of Nepal, Princess Maria Francesca of Savoy, John Lewis, Ken Tyrrell, Renato Carosone, and Nils-Aslak Valkeapää.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, David Lewis ranks 2,775 out of 15,968Before him are George Segal (1924), Sal Mineo (1939), Tonya Harding (1970), David Duke (1950), Charles Addams (1912), and John Wesley Hyatt (1837). After him are Brion James (1945), Bruce Campbell (1958), George B. McClellan (1826), Artie Shaw (1910), Harry Dexter White (1892), and John Savage (1949).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, David Lewis ranks 29Before him are Charles W. Morris (1903), William Heard Kilpatrick (1871), Michael J. Sandel (1953), James Mark Baldwin (1861), Ted Nelson (1937), and Donald Davidson (1917). After him are Helen Parkhurst (1886), Alvin Plantinga (1932), Mortimer J. Adler (1902), Michael Walzer (1935), Robert Anton Wilson (1932), and Eric Hoffer (1898).