Donald Davidson

1917 - 2003

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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 20,975 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Donald Davidson is the 723rd most popular philosopher (down from 709th in 2019), the 2,736th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,525th in 2019) and the 28th most popular American Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Donald Davidson ranks 723 out of 1,089Before him are Étienne-Gabriel Morelly, Kuno Fischer, Hans Blumenberg, Friedrich Albert Lange, Albert of Saxony, and Luigi Guido Grandi. After him are Hecataeus of Abdera, Kitaro Nishida, Calcidius, Abhinavagupta, Jan Mukařovský, and Frithjof Schuon.

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Among people born in 1917, Donald Davidson ranks 125Before him are Ann Rutherford, Knut Haugland, Shams Pahlavi, Infanta Alicia, Duchess of Calabria, Džemal Bijedić, and June Allyson. After him are Robert Conquest, Đỗ Mười, Mak Dizdar, Brad Dexter, Raymond Burr, and Heinrich Ehrler. Among people deceased in 2003, Donald Davidson ranks 95Before him are Vasil Bykaŭ, Miloš Milutinović, Maurice Pialat, Michael Kamen, Mohammed Dib, and Tadao Horie. After him are Mohamed Choukri, Ramón Serrano Suñer, Martha Chase, Leon Uris, Janko Bobetko, and Valeriy Brumel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Donald Davidson ranks 2,736 out of 15,968Before him are John Gilbert (1895), Glenn Frey (1948), Triple H (1969), Don S. Davis (1942), Jessye Norman (1945), and Jim Thorpe (1887). After him are Tina Aumont (1946), Tommy Bolin (1951), Robert J. Van de Graaff (1901), August Derleth (1909), Harpo Marx (1888), and Treat Williams (1951).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, Donald Davidson ranks 28Before him are Reinhold Niebuhr (1892), Charles W. Morris (1903), William Heard Kilpatrick (1871), Michael J. Sandel (1953), James Mark Baldwin (1861), and Ted Nelson (1937). After him are David Lewis (1941), Helen Parkhurst (1886), Alvin Plantinga (1932), Mortimer J. Adler (1902), Michael Walzer (1935), and Robert Anton Wilson (1932).