Jürgen Habermas

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Jürgen Habermas (UK: , US: ; German: [ˈjʏʁɡn̩ ˈhaːbɐmaːs]; born 18 June 1929) is a German philosopher and sociologist in the tradition of critical theory and pragmatism. His work addresses communicative rationality and the public sphere. Associated with the Frankfurt School, Habermas's work focuses on the foundations of epistemology and social theory, the analysis of advanced capitalism and democracy, the rule of law in a critical social-evolutionary context, albeit within the confines of the natural law tradition, and contemporary politics, particularly German politics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jürgen Habermas has received more than 2,109,285 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Jürgen Habermas is the 75th most popular philosopher (down from 71st in 2019), the 89th most popular biography from Germany (down from 78th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Philosopher.

Jürgen Habermas is most famous for his work in the philosophy of language and communicative action. He is also known for his theories of democracy and the public sphere.

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Among philosophers, Jürgen Habermas ranks 75 out of 1,081Before him are Karl Jaspers, Rudolf Steiner, Ramakrishna, Epictetus, William of Ockham, and Xenophanes. After him are Ibn Arabi, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, Jeremy Bentham, Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Claude Lévi-Strauss, and Roger Bacon.

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Among people born in 1929, Jürgen Habermas ranks 10Before him are Audrey Hepburn, Martin Luther King Jr., Bud Spencer, Milan Kundera, Lev Yashin, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. After him are Sergio Leone, Imre Kertész, Jacques Brel, Hassan II of Morocco, Max von Sydow, and Jean Baudrillard.

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Among people born in Germany, Jürgen Habermas ranks 89 out of 6,142Before him are Erich Maria Remarque (1898), William the Silent (1533), Peter III of Russia (1728), Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893), Albertus Magnus (1206), and Albert Speer (1905). After him are Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775), Wilhelm Keitel (1882), Friedrich Paulus (1890), Claus von Stauffenberg (1907), Gerhard Schröder (1944), and Erik Erikson (1902).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Jürgen Habermas ranks 9Before him are Friedrich Engels (1820), Martin Heidegger (1889), Hannah Arendt (1906), Ludwig Feuerbach (1804), Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762), and Karl Jaspers (1883). After him are Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775), Nicholas of Cusa (1401), Carl von Clausewitz (1780), Walter Benjamin (1892), Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767), and Friedrich Fröbel (1782).