E. H. Carr

1892 - 1982

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Edward Hallett Carr (28 June 1892 – 3 November 1982) was a British historian, diplomat, journalist and international relations theorist, and an opponent of empiricism within historiography. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of E. H. Carr has received more than 714,586 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). E. H. Carr is the 386th most popular philosopher (down from 343rd in 2019), the 748th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 662nd in 2019) and the 23rd most popular British Philosopher.

E. H. Carr is most famous for his book "What is History?" in which he argues that history is the study of the past through the lens of the present. He also argues that history is not the study of facts and events, but rather the study of the meaning of those facts and events.

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Among philosophers, E. H. Carr ranks 386 out of 1,267Before him are John of Salisbury, Plutarch of Athens, Saadia Gaon, Karl Rahner, George Santayana, and J. L. Austin. After him are Mulla Sadra, Paul Tillich, Peter Singer, Étienne Gilson, Heinrich Rickert, and Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann.

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Among people born in 1892, E. H. Carr ranks 51Before him are Richard Neutra, Alexandre Koyré, Nikolai Kondratiev, V. Gordon Childe, Mary Pickford, and József Mindszenty. After him are Margaret Rutherford, Hjalmar Siilasvuo, Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria, Mikhail Kirponos, Juan Negrín, and Oswald Pohl. Among people deceased in 1982, E. H. Carr ranks 50Before him are Varlam Shalamov, Meša Selimović, Walter Hallstein, Peter Weiss, Vladimir K. Zworykin, and Gershom Scholem. After him are Sobhuza II, Takashi Shimura, Thelonious Monk, Eduardo Frei Montalva, Mario Del Monaco, and Vinoba Bhave.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, E. H. Carr ranks 748 out of 8,785Before him are Alfred Molina (1953), J. L. Austin (1911), Arthur Cayley (1821), John Macleod (1876), Andrew Huxley (1917), and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (1982). After him are Louise of Great Britain (1724), Edgar F. Codd (1923), Margaret Rutherford (1892), Mike Hawthorn (1929), Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley (1508), and Banksy (1970).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, E. H. Carr ranks 23Before him are Thomas Carlyle (1795), Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855), A. S. Neill (1883), Francis Hutcheson (1694), John of Salisbury (1110), and J. L. Austin (1911). After him are Adam Ferguson (1723), H. L. A. Hart (1907), Antony Flew (1923), Alasdair MacIntyre (1929), A. J. Ayer (1910), and Paul Grice (1913).