Judith Butler

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Judith Pamela Butler (born February 24, 1956) is an American philosopher and gender theorist 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. They are also the Hannah Arendt Chair at the European Graduate School.Butler (who uses the pronouns "she/they") is best known for their books Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (1990) and Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of Sex (1993), in which they challenge conventional notions of gender and develop their theory of gender performativity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Judith Butler has received more than 2,503,862 page views. Her biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Judith Butler is the 345th most popular philosopher (up from 348th in 2019), the 935th most popular biography from United States (down from 886th in 2019) and the 7th 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 345 out of 1,089Before her are Hwang Jini, Fukuzawa Yukichi, Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, Moses Hess, Juan Luis Vives, and Isaac Abarbanel. After her are Miskawayh, Strato of Lampsacus, Johann Georg Hamann, Ronald Dworkin, Edgar Morin, and Lev Shestov.

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Among people born in 1956, Judith Butler ranks 23Before her are David Copperfield, Gina Haspel, Giuseppe Tornatore, Linda Hamilton, José Manuel Barroso, and Larry Bird. After her are William Fichtner, Dalia Grybauskaitė, Martina Navratilova, Chris Isaak, Geena Davis, and Danny Boyle.

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Among people born in United States, Judith Butler ranks 935 out of 15,968Before her are Virginia Satir (1916), John Lithgow (1945), Richard E. Byrd (1888), Robert Lucas Jr. (1937), William Alfred Fowler (1911), and Philip Warren Anderson (1923). After her are Richard Matheson (1926), Irwin Rose (1926), Michael Moore (1954), John Vincent Atanasoff (1903), Vincent Price (1911), and Howard H. Aiken (1900).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, Judith Butler ranks 7Before her are John Rawls (1921), George Herbert Mead (1863), Robert Nozick (1938), John Searle (1932), Anne Sullivan (1866), and Hilary Putnam (1926). After her are Ronald Dworkin (1931), Richard Rorty (1931), Daniel Dennett (1942), Willard Van Orman Quine (1908), Nelson Goodman (1906), and Kenneth Waltz (1924).