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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 460,728 page views. Her biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). G. E. M. Anscombe is the 867th most popular philosopher (down from 832nd in 2019), the 108th most popular biography from Ireland (up from 111th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Irish Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, G. E. M. Anscombe ranks 867 out of 1,081Before her are Lubna of Córdoba, Favorinus, Émile Boirac, Francesco Filelfo, Timon of Athens, and Antoine Berman. After her are Michael Baius, Aleksey Khomyakov, Cláudio Hummes, Zeno of Tarsus, Bahya ibn Paquda, and David Lewis.

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Among people born in 1919, G. E. M. Anscombe ranks 123Before her are Bernhard Wicki, Paul de Man, Artur Fischer, Mad Mike Hoare, Abdirashid Shermarke, and Madalyn Murray O'Hair. After her are Robert Stack, Doris Miller, Polina Gelman, Hermann Bondi, Kathleen Freeman, and Paul Vanden Boeynants. Among people deceased in 2001, G. E. M. Anscombe ranks 110Before her are William P. Rogers, Robert Enrico, Ken Aston, Nigel Hawthorne, Rehavam Ze'evi, and Viktor Astafyev. After her are Princess Vera Constantinovna of Russia, David Lewis, Kathleen Freeman, Paul Vanden Boeynants, Friedrich Franz, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and Henri Alekan.

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Among people born in Ireland, G. E. M. Anscombe ranks 108 out of 501Before her are Turlough O'Carolan (1670), Kevin of Glendalough (498), John Ellis (1710), Grace O'Malley (1530), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (1977), and Edward Bruce (1275). After her are John Flanagan (1873), Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751), Jim Sheridan (1949), Gilbert O'Sullivan (1946), Charles Stewart Parnell (1846), and Daniel O'Connell (1775).


Among philosophers born in Ireland, G. E. M. Anscombe ranks 5Before her are George Berkeley (1685), John Scotus Eriugena (810), John Toland (1670), and James Ussher (1581). After her are William Thompson (1775).