John Gray

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John Nicholas Gray (born 17 April 1948) is an English political philosopher with interests in analytic philosophy and the history of ideas. He retired in 2008 as School Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Gray contributes regularly to The Guardian, The Times Literary Supplement and the New Statesman, where he is the lead book reviewer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Gray has received more than 74,648 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. John Gray is the 1,034th most popular philosopher (down from 972nd in 2019), the 3,737th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,453rd in 2019) and the 76th most popular British Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, John Gray ranks 1,034 out of 1,089Before him are Hector Boece, Bas van Fraassen, Michael Ruse, Michael Hardt, J. L. Mackie, and David Chalmers. After him are Rosi Braidotti, Imran N. Hosein, Alister McGrath, John Major, Volker Zotz, and Max Black.

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Among people born in 1948, John Gray ranks 413Before him are Christopher Guest, Nadezhda Tkachenko, Mikhail Chigir, Valeri Brainin, Pekka Vasala, and Terry Bradshaw. After him are Atilio Ancheta, Javier Aguirresarobe, Franciszek Smuda, Scott Fahlman, Lalu Prasad Yadav, and Tommy Söderberg.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Gray ranks 3,737 out of 6,924Before him are Alastair Windsor, 2nd Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (1914), Nigel Kennedy (1956), Naomi Scott (1993), George Goulding (1884), Nigel Marven (1960), and Stafford Cripps (1889). After him are Zak Starkey (1965), James Milner (1986), Edgar Syers (1863), Richard Doll (1912), Pauline Baynes (1922), and Jeremy Kemp (1935).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, John Gray ranks 76Before him are Martin Lings (1909), Richard Price (1723), Eric A. Havelock (1903), Ralph Cudworth (1617), Hector Boece (1465), and Michael Ruse (1940). After him are Alister McGrath (1953), John Major (1467), William Ames (1576), C. H. Dodd (1884), J. J. C. Smart (1920), and Simon Blackburn (1944).