Georges Canguilhem

1904 - 1995

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Georges Canguilhem (; French: [kɑ̃ɡijɛm, kɑ̃ɡilɛm]; 4 June 1904 – 11 September 1995) was a French philosopher and physician who specialized in epistemology and the philosophy of science (in particular, biology). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georges Canguilhem has received more than 208,580 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Georges Canguilhem is the 536th most popular philosopher (up from 556th in 2019), the 1,642nd most popular biography from France (up from 1,737th in 2019) and the 74th most popular French Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Georges Canguilhem ranks 536 out of 1,267Before him are Zhou Dunyi, Hippo, Hans Vaihinger, Saul Kripke, Polemon, and Émile Boirac. After him are Zeno of Sidon, Pietro d'Abano, Paul Grice, Karl Korsch, Chaïm Perelman, and Axel Honneth.

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Among people born in 1904, Georges Canguilhem ranks 67Before him are Rudolf Arnheim, Leopold Trepper, Elyesa Bazna, Ralph Bellamy, Arnold Gehlen, and Ernst-Günther Schenck. After him are Viktor Brack, Sergey Biryuzov, Count Basie, Muhammad Najib ar-Ruba'i, Isamu Noguchi, and Kuvempu. Among people deceased in 1995, Georges Canguilhem ranks 63Before him are Bob Ross, Mária Telkes, Mehdi Bazargan, Lola Flores, Günter Guillaume, and Jeremy Brett. After him are Ko Takamoro, Princess Caroline-Mathilde of Denmark, James Meade, Elizabeth Montgomery, Ernest Mandel, and Heiner Müller.

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Among people born in France, Georges Canguilhem ranks 1,642 out of 6,770Before him are Élie Cartan (1869), Gaston of Foix, Duke of Nemours (1489), Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly (1808), Remy de Gourmont (1858), Antoine Charles Louis de Lasalle (1775), and Mathurin Jacques Brisson (1723). After him are Bixente Lizarazu (1969), Prince Jean, Duke of Guise (1874), Jean-Pierre Vernant (1914), Robert-François Damiens (1715), Germaine Dulac (1882), and Gilles de Roberval (1602).


Among philosophers born in France, Georges Canguilhem ranks 74Before him are Pierre Duhem (1861), Guillaume Budé (1467), Louis Couturat (1868), William of Champeaux (1070), Émile Chartier (1868), and Henry Corbin (1903). After him are Jacques Ellul (1912), Gersonides (1288), Étienne Balibar (1942), Maurice Blondel (1861), Paul Nizan (1905), and Jean Hyppolite (1907).