Donald Davidson

1917 - 2003

Donald Davidson

Donald Herbert Davidson (March 6, 1917 – August 30, 2003) was an American philosopher. He served as Slusser Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley from 1981 to 2003 after having also held teaching appointments at Stanford University, Rockefeller University, Princeton University, and the University of Chicago. Davidson was known for his charismatic personality and the depth and difficulty of his thought. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Donald Davidson has received more than 14,717 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 713th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Donald Davidson ranks 711 out of 1,005Before him are Józef Maria Bocheński, Nikolai Fyodorovich Fyodorov, Johann Heinrich Alsted, Eberhard August Wilhelm von Zimmermann, Frithjof Schuon, and Narayana Guru. After him are Eugenio Coșeriu, Kazimierz Twardowski, Hakuin Ekaku, Émile Boutroux, Hayashi Razan, and Menedemus.

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Among people born in 1917, Donald Davidson ranks 115Before him are Roque Máspoli, Phaedon Gizikis, Kirk Kerkorian, John Connally, Shams Pahlavi, and Paul Frère. After him are Kunitaka Sueoka, Infanta Alicia, Duchess of Calabria, Maya Deren, Wieland Wagner, Mongo Santamaría, and Robert Conquest. Among people deceased in 2003, Donald Davidson ranks 86Before him are Rubén González, Mohammed Dib, Kinji Fukasaku, Massimo Girotti, Uday Hussein, and Miloš Milutinović. After him are Prince Carl Bernadotte, Martha Scott, Charles Berlitz, Maurice Pialat, Sébastien Japrisot, and Mongo Santamaría.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Donald Davidson ranks 2,525 out of 12,171Before him are Charles Durning (1923), Carl Van Vechten (1880), Lead Belly (1888), Stephen Smale (1930), Eddie Eagan (1897), and Moondog (1916). After him are Jimmy Smith (1925), Dusty Hill (1949), Jennifer Love Hewitt (1979), Betty Robinson (1911), Captain Beefheart (1941), and Taylor Swift (1989).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, Donald Davidson ranks 27Before him are Arthur Danto (1924), Tom Regan (1938), Reinhold Niebuhr (1892), Michael J. Sandel (1953), William Heard Kilpatrick (1871), and James Mark Baldwin (1861). After him are Helen Parkhurst (1886), Ted Nelson (1937), Michael Walzer (1935), Alvin Plantinga (1932), Mortimer J. Adler (1902), and David Lewis (1941).

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