Max Black

1909 - 1988

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Max Black (24 February 1909 – 27 August 1988) was an Azerbaijani-born British-American philosopher who was a leading figure in analytic philosophy in the years after World War II. He made contributions to the philosophy of language, the philosophy of mathematics and science, and the philosophy of art, also publishing studies of the work of philosophers such as Frege. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Max Black has received more than 112,678 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Max Black is the 1,040th most popular philosopher, the 93rd most popular biography from Azerbaijan and the 2nd most popular Azerbaijani Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Max Black ranks 1,040 out of 1,089Before him are John Gray, Rosi Braidotti, Imran N. Hosein, Alister McGrath, John Major, and Volker Zotz. After him are Stanley Jaki, Sandra Harding, William Ames, Homi K. Bhabha, Charles Hartshorne, and Gary L. Francione.

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Among people born in 1909, Max Black ranks 268Before him are Moshe Castel, Frank Shields, Robert Burks, Mohammad Ali Bogra, Luigi Marchisio, and Virginia Bruce. After him are Neal E. Miller, Victorio Unamuno, Martha Norelius, Marcel Balsa, Everett Sloane, and Julius J. Epstein. Among people deceased in 1988, Max Black ranks 178Before him are Rudolf Gramlich, Ralph Meeker, Colin Higgins, Plácido Galindo, Greta Nissen, and Roy Kinnear. After him are Victorio Unamuno, Lyman Lemnitzer, Toni Frissell, André Saeys, Ella Raines, and Jackie Milburn.

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In Azerbaijan

Among people born in Azerbaijan, Max Black ranks 93 out of 159Before him are Zivar bey Ahmadbeyov (1873), Artem Alikhanian (1908), Ajdar Ismailov (1938), Elmar Mammadyarov (1960), Arsen Avakov (1964), and Aygün Kazımova (1971). After him are Franghiz Ali-Zadeh (1947), Isabel dos Santos (1973), Isa Gambar (1957), Larisa Dolina (1955), Chingiz Abdullayev (1959), and Vajiha Samadova (1924).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In Azerbaijan

Among philosophers born in Azerbaijan, Max Black ranks 2Before him are Pavel Florensky (1882).