Edgar Morin

1921 - Today

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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 203,590 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Edgar Morin is the 350th most popular philosopher (down from 334th in 2019), the 974th most popular biography from France (down from 890th in 2019) and the 45th most popular French Philosopher.

Edgar Morin is most famous for his theory of "the three orders of knowledge." The first order is the "knowledge of the world," which includes all observations of the world. The second order is the "knowledge of the self," which is what we know about ourselves. The third order is the "knowledge of the other," which is what we know about others.

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Among philosophers, Edgar Morin ranks 350 out of 1,089Before him are Isaac Abarbanel, Judith Butler, Miskawayh, Strato of Lampsacus, Johann Georg Hamann, and Ronald Dworkin. After him are Lev Shestov, Han Yu, Richard Rorty, Antoine Arnauld, Hugues Felicité Robert de Lamennais, and Yi I.

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Among people born in 1921, Edgar Morin ranks 46Before him are Lana Turner, Lotfi A. Zadeh, Satyajit Ray, James Jones, Lydia Litvyak, and Alida Valli. After him are Sugar Ray Robinson, Marija Gimbutas, Arthur Leonard Schawlow, Georges Brassens, Yoichiro Nambu, and Yitzhak Navon.

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Among people born in France, Edgar Morin ranks 974 out of 5,234Before him are Martin Bucer (1491), Antoine Laurent de Jussieu (1748), John I of Aragon (1350), Laura de Noves (1310), Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma (1930), and Pauline Viardot (1821). After him are Carolus Clusius (1525), Marie of France, Countess of Champagne (1145), Henry, Count of Portugal (1066), Henry I of Navarre (1244), Jacques Rivette (1928), and Jean Vigo (1905).


Among philosophers born in France, Edgar Morin ranks 45Before him are Félix Guattari (1930), Roscellinus (1050), Sebastian Brant (1458), Lucien Lévy-Bruhl (1857), Henri Lefebvre (1901), and Bruno Latour (1947). After him are Antoine Arnauld (1612), Hugues Felicité Robert de Lamennais (1782), Maurice Halbwachs (1877), Jean Gerson (1363), René Girard (1923), and Richard Avenarius (1843).

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