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 551,262 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). E. H. Carr is the 302nd most popular philosopher (up from 358th in 2019), the 549th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 657th in 2019) and the 21st 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 302 out of 1,089Before him are Aenesidemus, Alcmaeon of Croton, Giovanni Gentile, Jerome of Prague, J. L. Austin, and Ram Mohan Roy. After him are Alfred Schütz, Roscellinus, Paramahansa Yogananda, Nicolai Hartmann, Hilary Putnam, and Theano.

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Among people born in 1892, E. H. Carr ranks 39Before him are Arthur Friedenreich, Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, Erwin Panofsky, Stefan Banach, Andrey Yeryomenko, and Amanullah Khan. After him are Nikolai Kondratiev, Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, Corneille Heymans, William P. Murphy, V. Gordon Childe, and Mary Pickford. Among people deceased in 1982, E. H. Carr ranks 31Before him are Georges Perec, Gilles Villeneuve, Hans Selye, Hugh Everett III, Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr, and Helen of Greece and Denmark. After him are John Belushi, Mikhail Suslov, Curd Jürgens, Cevdet Sunay, Lee Strasberg, and Ivan Bagramyan.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, E. H. Carr ranks 549 out of 6,924Before him are Pope Adrian IV (1100), Marie of Romania (1875), John Edward Gray (1800), Harthacnut I of Denmark (880), Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York (1473), and J. L. Austin (1911). After him are Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868), Jonathan Pryce (1947), Chris Slade (1946), Malcolm Young (1953), Edmund Spenser (1552), and William John Macquorn Rankine (1820).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, E. H. Carr ranks 21Before him are Pelagius (360), William Godwin (1756), Thomas Carlyle (1795), G. E. Moore (1873), A. S. Neill (1883), and J. L. Austin (1911). After him are Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855), H. L. A. Hart (1907), John of Salisbury (1110), Paul Grice (1913), Francis Hutcheson (1694), and Alan Watts (1915).