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Kenneth Waltz

1924 - 2013

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Kenneth Neal Waltz (; June 8, 1924 – May 12, 2013) was an American political scientist who was a member of the faculty at both the University of California, Berkeley and Columbia University and one of the most prominent scholars in the field of international relations. He was a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War.Waltz was one of the original founders of neorealism, or structural realism, in international relations theory and later became associated with the school of defensive neorealism. Waltz's theories have been extensively debated within the field of international relations. His 1979 book Theory of International Politics is the most assigned book in International Relations graduate training at U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kenneth Waltz has received more than 552,827 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 27 in 2019). Kenneth Waltz is the 503rd most popular philosopher (down from 473rd in 2019), the 1,677th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,474th in 2019) and the 14th most popular American Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Kenneth Waltz ranks 503 out of 1,081Before him are Priscian, Valentinus, Peter Deunov, Émile Chartier, Yan Hui, and Theodorus the Atheist. After him are Thomas Nagel, Axel Honneth, Tom Regan, Bion of Borysthenes, A. J. Ayer, and Hasdai Crescas.

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Among people born in 1924, Kenneth Waltz ranks 77Before him are Leonid Kogan, Girma Wolde-Giorgis, Rauf Denktaş, Tomiichi Murayama, James Baldwin, and Stanley Donen. After him are John Backus, Sverre Fehn, Rudolf Vrba, Jozef Tomko, Arthur Danto, and Paul Desmond. Among people deceased in 2013, Kenneth Waltz ranks 64Before him are James Gandolfini, Abdul Rahim Hatif, David H. Hubel, Robert Fogel, Stéphane Hessel, and Kenneth G. Wilson. After him are Glafcos Clerides, Bert Trautmann, Roger Ebert, Sławomir Mrożek, Sung Jae-gi, and Pierre Mauroy.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Kenneth Waltz ranks 1,677 out of 18,182Before him are Matthew Perry (1969), Jennifer Grey (1960), Sonny Bono (1935), Kenneth G. Wilson (1936), Gary Busey (1944), and Lillian Asplund (1906). After him are Kathleen Turner (1954), Grace Zabriskie (1941), John B. Calhoun (1917), Sixto Rodriguez (1942), Hank Williams (1923), and David Graf (1950).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, Kenneth Waltz ranks 14Before him are Daniel Dennett (1942), Judith Butler (1956), Ronald Dworkin (1931), Willard Van Orman Quine (1908), Nelson Goodman (1906), and Martha Nussbaum (1947). After him are Tom Regan (1938), Murray Bookchin (1921), Saul Kripke (1940), Arthur Danto (1924), Charles W. Morris (1903), and Jonathan Edwards (1703).