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J. L. Mackie

1917 - 1981

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John Leslie Mackie (25 August 1917 – 12 December 1981) was an Australian philosopher. He made significant contributions to the philosophy of religion, metaphysics, and the philosophy of language. Mackie had influential views on metaethics, including his defence of moral scepticism and his sophisticated defence of atheism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of J. L. Mackie has received more than 321,765 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). J. L. Mackie is the 1,083rd most popular philosopher (down from 1,032nd in 2019), the 175th most popular biography from Australia (up from 207th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Australian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, J. L. Mackie ranks 1,083 out of 1,081Before him are John Shelby Spong, André Comte-Sponville, Julián Marías, Rosi Braidotti, Ion Dragoumis, and Hendrik Adamson. After him are Eduardo Lourenço, Thomas Sebeok, Uku Masing, Hermann Gunkel, Josiah Royce, and Luciano Floridi.

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Among people born in 1917, J. L. Mackie ranks 222Before him are Victor Marijnen, José Luis Sampedro, Bagrat Shinkuba, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Madeleine Robinson, and Durward Knowles. After him are Laurindo Almeida, William P. Gottlieb, Miroslav Brozović, Fyodor Khitruk, Henry Carlsson, and Marion Donovan. Among people deceased in 1981, J. L. Mackie ranks 167Before him are Curtis Bernhardt, Frances Yates, Jan Burgers, Sven Andersson, Esteban Canal, and Chief Dan George. After him are Stanisław Mazur, Constantin Rădulescu, Andreas Alföldi, Crisant Bosch, Mary Lou Williams, and Sergio Amidei.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, J. L. Mackie ranks 175 out of 925Before him are Peter Carey (1943), Emilie de Ravin (1981), Norman Brookes (1877), Fiona Graham (1961), Bob Hewitt (1940), and Anna Torv (1979). After him are Richard Bonynge (1930), Jacinda Barrett (1972), Paul Keating (1944), Deborra-Lee Furness (1955), Alfred Deakin (1856), and Barry Humphries (1934).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In Australia

Among philosophers born in Australia, J. L. Mackie ranks 3Before him are Peter Singer (1946) and Samuel Alexander (1859). After him are David Chalmers (1966) and David Malet Armstrong (1926).