G. E. M. Anscombe

1919 - 2001

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Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret Anscombe (; 18 March 1919 – 5 January 2001), usually cited as G. E. M. Anscombe or Elizabeth Anscombe, was a British analytic philosopher. She wrote on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of action, philosophical logic, philosophy of language, and ethics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of G. E. M. Anscombe has received more than 382,046 page views. Her biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). G. E. M. Anscombe is the 832nd most popular philosopher (down from 823rd in 2019), the 111th most popular biography from Ireland and the 5th most popular Irish Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, G. E. M. Anscombe ranks 832 out of 1,089Before her are Alain Finkielkraut, Boris Parygin, Antipater of Tarsus, Nancy Fraser, Christian von Ehrenfels, and Wang Fuzhi. After her are John Italus, Syrianus, Gabriel Biel, Hans Albert, František Tomášek, and Favorinus.

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Among people born in 1919, G. E. M. Anscombe ranks 127Before her are Jean Lefebvre, Amrita Pritam, Vera Aceva, Vikram Sarabhai, Ferruccio Valcareggi, and Paul de Man. After her are Lisa Della Casa, Joan Brossa, Galina Ustvolskaya, Robert Stack, Rocky Graziano, and Franjo Kuharić. Among people deceased in 2001, G. E. M. Anscombe ranks 106Before her are Alexei Tupolev, Hilde Holger, Georgy Vitsin, Gregory Corso, Ilie Verdeț, and Tamara Smirnova. After her are Gloria Foster, Luiz Bonfá, Nigel Hawthorne, Josef Klaus, Rehavam Ze'evi, and Victor Wong.

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Among people born in Ireland, G. E. M. Anscombe ranks 111 out of 460Before her are Kevin of Glendalough (498), Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751), John Millington Synge (1871), Douglas Hyde (1860), John Banville (1945), and Charles Villiers Stanford (1852). After her are Dymphna (700), Brenda Fricker (1945), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (1977), Turlough O'Carolan (1670), Roy Keane (1971), and Liam Cunningham (1961).


Among philosophers born in Ireland, G. E. M. Anscombe ranks 5Before her are George Berkeley (1685), John Scotus Eriugena (810), James Ussher (1581), and John Toland (1670).