Judith Butler

1956 - Today

Judith Butler

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 feminist, queer, and literary theory. In 1993, they 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 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 2,077,045 page views. Her biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 351st most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Judith Butler ranks 349 out of 1,005Before her are Crates of Thebes, Otto Neurath, Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, Lev Shestov, René Girard, and Asanga. After her are Fukuzawa Yukichi, Pierre d'Ailly, Richard Rorty, Hermann Cohen, Heinrich Rickert, and Masanobu Fukuoka.

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Among people born in 1956, Judith Butler ranks 20Before her are Dalia Grybauskaitė, Carrie Fisher, Paolo Rossi, José Manuel Barroso, Tsai Ing-wen, and Andy García. After her are Ingemar Stenmark, Giuseppe Tornatore, Chris Isaak, Martina Navratilova, Gina Haspel, and Linda Hamilton.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Judith Butler ranks 886 out of 12,171Before her are Edward Norton (1969), Steve Reich (1936), Robert H. Goddard (1882), David Woodard (1964), Dave Brubeck (1920), and Steve Martin (1945). After her are John Vincent Atanasoff (1903), Mary Higgins Clark (1927), John Belushi (1949), Jamie Lee Curtis (1958), John J. Pershing (1860), and Etta James (1938).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, Judith Butler ranks 7Before her are John Rawls (1921), George Herbert Mead (1863), John Searle (1932), Robert Nozick (1938), Hilary Putnam (1926), and Anne Sullivan (1866). After her are Richard Rorty (1931), Ronald Dworkin (1931), Daniel Dennett (1942), Willard Van Orman Quine (1908), Nelson Goodman (1906), and Jonathan Edwards (1703).

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