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PHILOSOPHER

Jerry Fodor

1935 - 2017

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Jerry Alan Fodor (; April 22, 1935 – November 29, 2017) was an American philosopher and the author of many crucial works in the fields of philosophy of mind and cognitive science. His writings in these fields laid the groundwork for the modularity of mind and the language of thought hypotheses, and he is recognized as having had "an enormous influence on virtually every portion of the philosophy of mind literature since 1960." Until his death in 2017 he held the position of State of New Jersey Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, at Rutgers University. Fodor was known for his provocative and sometimes polemical style of argumentation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jerry Fodor has received more than 386,006 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Jerry Fodor is the 680th most popular philosopher (down from 583rd in 2019), the 2,532nd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,980th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular American Philosopher.

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Among PHILOSOPHERS

Among philosophers, Jerry Fodor ranks 680 out of 1,081Before him are Abd al-Rahman al-Awza'i, Francesco Algarotti, Isaac Israeli ben Solomon, Étienne-Gabriel Morelly, William Paley, and Pyotr Lavrov. After him are Olavo de Carvalho, Edvard Westermarck, P. F. Strawson, Bahāʾ al-dīn al-ʿĀmilī, Numenius of Apamea, and Eugenio Coșeriu.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1935, Jerry Fodor ranks 113Before him are Chaim Topol, Bruno Sammartino, Charles Grodin, Paula Rego, Nikos Sampson, and Wang Hongwen. After him are Mario Camus, Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr, Marc Augé, Donald P. Bellisario, Helmut Lachenmann, and Diane Ladd. Among people deceased in 2017, Jerry Fodor ranks 121Before him are Heinz Kessler, Félix Mourinho, Infanta Alicia, Duchess of Calabria, Yasuyuki Kuwahara, Kate Millett, and Robert Miles. After him are Jean d'Ormesson, John Hillerman, Don Rickles, Violet Brown, Pierre Henry, and Manuel Marín.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jerry Fodor ranks 2,532 out of 18,182Before him are Ronald Inglehart (1934), Kelly Bishop (1944), Ariana Grande (1993), Tony Robbins (1960), Edwin H. Land (1909), and Jason Newsted (1963). After him are Lizzie Borden (1860), Katie Holmes (1978), Beverly D'Angelo (1951), George William Hill (1838), Martin Chalfie (1947), and Katharine Ross (1940).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, Jerry Fodor ranks 23Before him are Saul Kripke (1940), Arthur Danto (1924), Charles W. Morris (1903), Jonathan Edwards (1703), Reinhold Niebuhr (1892), and Mary Parker Follett (1868). After him are William Heard Kilpatrick (1871), Alvin Plantinga (1932), Michael Walzer (1935), Ted Nelson (1937), Helen Parkhurst (1886), and Eric Hoffer (1898).