Leonard Peikoff

1933 - Today

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Leonard Sylvan Peikoff (; born October 15, 1933) is a Canadian American philosopher. He is an Objectivist and was a close associate of Ayn Rand, who designated him heir to her estate. He is a former professor of philosophy and host of a nationally syndicated radio talk show. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leonard Peikoff has received more than 430,763 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Leonard Peikoff is the 1,245th most popular philosopher (down from 1,149th in 2019), the 687th most popular biography from Canada (down from 625th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Canadian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Leonard Peikoff ranks 1,245 out of 1,267Before him are William Ames, David Benatar, Peter Kreeft, Richard Crashaw, Rosemary Radford Ruether, and Nel Noddings. After him are Paul Churchland, Alex Callinicos, Colin McGinn, Mary Warnock, Baroness Warnock, Kwame Anthony Appiah, and Stanley Hauerwas.

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Among people born in 1933, Leonard Peikoff ranks 515Before him are Mihály Mayer, Lou Adler, Sándor Sára, Milt Campbell, Peter Broadbent, and Hayes Alan Jenkins. After him are Miklós Ambrus, Pat Crowley, Nimmi, Tom Gola, Nate Brooks, and Lori Nelson.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Leonard Peikoff ranks 687 out of 1,622Before him are Walter Byron (1894), Jessica Steen (1965), Sarah Gadon (1987), Robert Paul (1937), Severn Cullis-Suzuki (1979), and Hayley Wickenheiser (1978). After him are Shawn Drover (1966), Christophe Beck (1972), John Ralston Saul (1947), Robert Elsie (1950), Paul Churchland (1942), and Shay Mitchell (1987).


Among philosophers born in Canada, Leonard Peikoff ranks 10Before him are Ian Hacking (1936), Northrop Frye (1912), Patricia Churchland (1943), G. A. Cohen (1941), Bernard Lonergan (1904), and Will Kymlicka (1962). After him are Paul Churchland (1942).