Günther Anders

1902 - 1992

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Günther Anders (born Günther Siegmund Stern; Breslau, 12 July 1902 – Vienna, 17 December 1992) was a German philosopher, journalist, essayist and poet. Trained in the phenomenological tradition, he developed a philosophical anthropology for the age of technology, focusing on such themes as the effects of mass media on our emotional and ethical existence, the illogic of religion, the nuclear threat, the Shoah, and the question of being a philosopher. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Günther Anders has received more than 121,763 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Günther Anders is the 423rd most popular philosopher (up from 499th in 2019), the 223rd most popular biography from Poland (up from 281st in 2019) and the 12th most popular Polish Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Günther Anders ranks 423 out of 1,089. Before him are Archelaus, Eubulides, Francis Hutcheson, Norberto Bobbio, Ernesto Laclau, and John Philoponus. After him are Paul Natorp, Alan Watts, Michel de Certeau, Vittorino da Feltre, Étienne Cabet, and Petrus Ramus.

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Among people born in 1902, Günther Anders ranks 45Before him are Luis Barragán, Fritz Strassmann, Alexandre Kojève, Lúcio Costa, Max Ophüls, and Prince George, Duke of Kent. After him are Princess Mafalda of Savoy, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, E. E. Evans-Pritchard, Ansel Adams, David O. Selznick, and Carlo Gambino. Among people deceased in 1992, Günther Anders ranks 35Before him are H. L. A. Hart, Kaysone Phomvihane, Paolo Borsellino, Lella Lombardi, Sam Walton, and Joan Fuster. After him are John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, Peter D. Mitchell, Marsha P. Johnson, Denny Hulme, James Stirling, and John Sturges.

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Among people born in Poland, Günther Anders ranks 223 out of 1,231. Before him are Otto von Below (1857), Otto Klemperer (1885), Carl Gotthard Langhans (1732), Mieszko II Lambert (990), Magnus Hirschfeld (1868), and Aleksandra Ekster (1882). After him are Robert Luther (1822), Alice Miller (1923), Moritz Moszkowski (1854), Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff (1848), Eberhard von Mackensen (1889), and Stanislaus Kostka (1550).


Among philosophers born in Poland, Günther Anders ranks 12Before him are Christian Wolff (1679), Judah Loew ben Bezalel (1512), Alfred Tarski (1901), Heinrich Rickert (1863), Paul Tillich (1886), and Leszek Kołakowski (1927). After him are Johannes Bugenhagen (1485), Roman Ingarden (1893), Chaïm Perelman (1912), Florian Znaniecki (1882), Wolfhart Pannenberg (1928), and Kuno Fischer (1824).

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