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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 200,096 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Georges Canguilhem is the 562nd most popular philosopher (up from 565th in 2019), the 1,743rd most popular biography from France (down from 1,726th in 2019) and the 73rd most popular French Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Georges Canguilhem ranks 562 out of 1,081Before him are Eduard Spranger, Bernardino Telesio, Metrodorus of Lampsacus, Zhou Dunyi, Luis de Molina, and Werner Jaeger. After him are Reinhold Niebuhr, Ludwig Büchner, Jacques Ellul, Stein Rokkan, Étienne Balibar, and Zengzi.

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Among people born in 1904, Georges Canguilhem ranks 80Before him are Rudolf Arnheim, Hans Hartung, Greer Garson, Walther Hewel, Viktor Brack, and Sergey Biryuzov. After him are Margaret Bourke-White, Josef Bühler, Valery Chkalov, Joseph M. Juran, Yevgenia Ginzburg, and Muhammad Najib ar-Ruba'i. Among people deceased in 1995, Georges Canguilhem ranks 71Before him are Yves Congar, Nathan Rosen, U Nu, Heiner Müller, Morarji Desai, and Günter Guillaume. After him are Takeo Fukuda, Mehdi Bazargan, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Chen Yun, Georges J. F. Köhler, and Eileen Chang.

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Among people born in France, Georges Canguilhem ranks 1,743 out of 6,011Before him are Charles Koechlin (1867), Paul Painlevé (1863), Pierre Mendès France (1907), Jan Asselijn (1610), Vincent of Lérins (400), and Alcide d'Orbigny (1802). After him are Robert Desnos (1900), Jean Charles Athanase Peltier (1785), Philippe Leroy (1930), Anne Desclos (1907), Émile Coué (1857), and Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran (1838).


Among philosophers born in France, Georges Canguilhem ranks 73Before him are William of Champeaux (1070), Antoine Destutt de Tracy (1754), Émile Chartier (1868), Victor Cousin (1792), Guillaume Budé (1467), and Berengar of Tours (998). After him are Jacques Ellul (1912), Étienne Balibar (1942), Henry Corbin (1903), Paul Virilio (1932), Maurice Blondel (1861), and Paul Nizan (1905).