Edgar Morin

1921 - Today

Edgar Morin

Edgar Morin (; French: [mɔʁɛ̃]; born Edgar Nahoum on 8 July 1921) is a French philosopher and sociologist who has been internationally recognized for his work on complexity and "complex thought" (pensée complexe), and for his scholarly contributions to such diverse fields as media studies, politics, sociology, visual anthropology, ecology, education, and systems biology. He holds degrees in history, economics, and law. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edgar Morin has received more than 183,327 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 337th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Edgar Morin ranks 335 out of 1,005Before him are Wang Yangming, Antoine Arnauld, Nicolai Hartmann, Giovanni Gentile, Alfred Schütz, and Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi. After him are Henri Lefebvre, Moses Hess, Juan Luis Vives, Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi, Francisco Suárez, and Jacques Rancière.

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Among people born in 1921, Edgar Morin ranks 43Before him are Telmo Zarra, Arthur Leonard Schawlow, Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, Akio Morita, Kenneth Arrow, and Yoichiro Nambu. After him are Aaron T. Beck, Alida Valli, Yitzhak Navon, James Jones, Paul Watzlawick, and Sugar Ray Robinson.

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In France

Among people born in France, Edgar Morin ranks 891 out of 4,109Before him are Albert I, Prince of Monaco (1848), François Christophe de Kellermann (1735), Adelaide of Maurienne (1092), André the Giant (1946), Francis Phoebus of Navarre (1467), and Jean Anouilh (1910). After him are Princess Augusta of Bavaria (1788), Henri Lefebvre (1901), Gnaeus Julius Agricola (40), Marina Vlady (1938), Salome Zourabichvili (1952), and Jean Rochefort (1930).


Among philosophers born in France, Edgar Morin ranks 45Before him are François Fénelon (1651), Georges Sorel (1847), Lucien Lévy-Bruhl (1857), Roscellinus (1050), Félix Guattari (1930), and Antoine Arnauld (1612). After him are Henri Lefebvre (1901), René Girard (1923), Pierre d'Ailly (1350), Hugues Felicité Robert de Lamennais (1782), Maurice Halbwachs (1877), and Bruno Latour (1947).

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