Judith Butler

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Judith Pamela Butler (born February 24, 1956) is an American philosopher and gender studies scholar whose work has influenced political philosophy, ethics, and the fields of third-wave feminism, queer theory, and literary theory. In 1993, Butler began teaching at the University of California, Berkeley, where they have served, beginning in 1998, as the Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Judith Butler has received more than 3,993,827 page views. Her biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Judith Butler is the 317th most popular philosopher (up from 349th in 2019), the 786th most popular biography from United States (up from 966th in 2019) and the 4th most popular American Philosopher.

Judith Butler is most famous for her work in gender theory. She argues that gender is not a biological fact, but rather a social construct. Butler's work has been highly influential in feminist and queer theory.

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Among philosophers, Judith Butler ranks 317 out of 1,267Before her are Carl Gustav Hempel, Rudolf Bultmann, Ram Mohan Roy, Nicolai Hartmann, Jacobus Arminius, and Gemistus Pletho. After her are Alfred Schütz, Julius Caesar Scaliger, Alfred Tarski, Lucien Lévy-Bruhl, Rudolf Otto, and Moritz Schlick.

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Among people born in 1956, Judith Butler ranks 22Before her are Carrie Fisher, Andy García, David Copperfield, José Manuel Barroso, Chris Isaak, and Dalia Grybauskaitė. After her are Jost Gippert, Linda Hamilton, Giuseppe Tornatore, Leslie Cheung, Geena Davis, and Ingemar Stenmark.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Judith Butler ranks 786 out of 20,380Before her are Brandon Lee (1965), Arthur Leonard Schawlow (1921), Joe DiMaggio (1914), Robert Hofstadter (1915), Robert McNamara (1916), and Dalton Trumbo (1905). After her are Antony Blinken (1962), Mark Hamill (1951), Marvin Gaye (1939), Bill Russell (1934), Douglass North (1920), and Frederick Chapman Robbins (1916).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, Judith Butler ranks 4Before her are John Rawls (1921), George Herbert Mead (1863), and Robert Nozick (1938). After her are Anne Sullivan (1866), Richard Rorty (1931), John Searle (1932), Hilary Putnam (1926), Ronald Dworkin (1931), Nelson Goodman (1906), Martha Nussbaum (1947), and Daniel Dennett (1942).