Max Bense

1910 - 1990

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Max Bense (7 February 1910 in Strasbourg – 29 April 1990 in Stuttgart) was a German philosopher, writer, and publicist, known for his work in philosophy of science, logic, aesthetics, and semiotics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Max Bense has received more than 55,828 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Max Bense is the 1,123rd most popular philosopher (down from 1,074th in 2019), the 4,344th most popular biography from France (down from 4,157th in 2019) and the 134th most popular French Philosopher.

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Over the past year Max Bense has had the most page views in the with 7,099 views, followed by English (6,380), and Spanish (1,245). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Alemannic (88.59%), Malagasy (85.46%), and Esperanto (85.23%)


Among philosophers, Max Bense ranks 1,123 out of 1,267Before him are Victor Basch, Luciano Floridi, Władysław Tatarkiewicz, Walter Burley, Joseph B. Soloveitchik, and Michał Heller. After him are Cornel West, Ion Dragoumis, George Gerbner, André Comte-Sponville, Gary L. Francione, and Phan Thanh Giản.

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Among people born in 1910, Max Bense ranks 253Before him are Yannis Tsarouchis, Stanisław Kowalski, Oskar Sala, Guy Mairesse, Alexandru Borbely, and Giancarlo Brusati. After him are William Higinbotham, Charles P. Kindleberger, Lupita Tovar, John Wooden, László Lékai, and Inge Meysel. Among people deceased in 1990, Max Bense ranks 203Before him are Dries van der Lof, Karl Aage Hansen, Walter Bruch, José Luis Panizo, Otto E. Neugebauer, and Walter Sedlmayr. After him are Jill Esmond, Bazilio Olara-Okello, Arthur Samuel, Irving Wallace, Jack Gilford, and Eve Arden.

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In France

Among people born in France, Max Bense ranks 4,344 out of 6,770Before him are René Navarre (1877), Madeleine Robinson (1917), Ernest Reyer (1823), Henri Leconte (1963), Joseph Wresinski (1917), and Edmond Frémy (1814). After him are Wissam Ben Yedder (1990), Henri Hubert (1872), Georges Beaucourt (1912), Joseph Jean Pierre Laurent (1823), Simonne Mathieu (1908), and Audrey Fleurot (1977).


Among philosophers born in France, Max Bense ranks 134Before him are Jacques Cujas (1522), Daniel Bensaïd (1946), Samuel ibn Tibbon (1150), Rémi Brague (1947), Jean Cavaillès (1903), and Clémence Royer (1830). After him are André Comte-Sponville (1952), Barbara Cassin (1947), Lucien Sève (1926), and Quentin Meillassoux (1967).