J. J. C. Smart

1920 - 2012

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John Jamieson Carswell "Jack" Smart (16 September 1920 – 6 October 2012), usually cited as J. J. C. Smart, was a British-Australian philosopher and was appointed as an Emeritus Professor by the Australian National University. He worked in the fields of metaphysics, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, philosophy of religion, and political philosophy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of J. J. C. Smart has received more than 130,905 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. J. J. C. Smart is the 1,053rd most popular philosopher (down from 952nd in 2019), the 4,107th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,043rd in 2019) and the 81st most popular British Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, J. J. C. Smart ranks 1,053 out of 1,089Before him are Leila Ahmed, Geydar Dzhemal, Hendrik Adamson, Rambhadracharya, Paul Churchland, and C. H. Dodd. After him are Michael Novak, Alexander Berzin, Nick Bostrom, Francis Parker Yockey, Simon Blackburn, and Stanley Fish.

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Among people born in 1920, J. J. C. Smart ranks 313Before him are Denton Cooley, G. D. Spradlin, Willie Watson, Ella Raines, Walter Frederick Morrison, and Beah Richards. After him are C. R. Rao, Keith Andrews, Shelly Manne, Arthur Wint, Man Mohan Adhikari, and Simon Pimenta. Among people deceased in 2012, J. J. C. Smart ranks 347Before him are Vasily Belov, Elyse Knox, Deborah Raffin, Robert B. Sherman, Vincenzo Consolo, and Robert Sabatier. After him are Finn Pedersen, Ronald Stretton, Dick Clark, Piermario Morosini, Leszek Drogosz, and Tony Martin.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, J. J. C. Smart ranks 4,107 out of 6,924Before him are Omid Djalili (1965), John Martyn (1948), Charles Townshend (1725), Thomas Traherne (1636), Alan Pardew (1961), and Nick Rhodes (1962). After him are Barbara Windsor (1937), John Masefield (1878), Pete Quaife (1943), Stanley Sadie (1930), Princess Maud, Countess of Southesk (1893), and David Hewlett (1968).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, J. J. C. Smart ranks 81Before him are Michael Ruse (1940), John Gray (1948), Alister McGrath (1953), John Major (1467), William Ames (1576), and C. H. Dodd (1884). After him are Simon Blackburn (1944), Bernard Bosanquet (1848), Susan Haack (1945), Dugald Stewart (1753), Mary Midgley (1919), and Richard Crashaw (1612).