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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 599,516 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). E. H. Carr is the 347th most popular philosopher (down from 302nd in 2019), the 662nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 549th 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 347 out of 1,081Before him are Jacques Rancière, Edgar Morin, Martianus Capella, Strato of Lampsacus, Lev Shestov, and Yi I. After him are Wang Yangming, Hermann Cohen, Pietro Pomponazzi, Richard Rorty, Daniel Dennett, and Judith Butler.

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Among people born in 1892, E. H. Carr ranks 46Before him are Corneille Heymans, Bruno Schulz, Alexandre Koyré, Władysław Anders, Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, and Bolesław Bierut. After him are Nikolai Kondratiev, V. Gordon Childe, Oswald Pohl, Mary Pickford, Margaret Rutherford, and Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria. Among people deceased in 1982, E. H. Carr ranks 43Before him are Władysław Gomułka, Thelonious Monk, Jiro Horikoshi, Walther Wenck, Lee Strasberg, and Peter Weiss. After him are William Giauque, Varlam Shalamov, Gershom Scholem, Walter Hallstein, Anna German, and Hermann Balck.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, E. H. Carr ranks 662 out of 7,765Before him are Stanley Rous (1895), William Jones (1746), Jane Hawking (1944), Nigel Farage (1964), Bernard Lewis (1916), and Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale (1864). After him are William Pitt the Younger (1759), Arthur Harden (1865), Philip Pullman (1946), Oliver Heaviside (1850), Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury (1473), and Robert Carlyle (1961).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

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