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Michael Novak

1933 - 2017

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Michael John Novak Jr. (September 9, 1933 – February 17, 2017) was an American Catholic philosopher, journalist, novelist, and diplomat. The author of more than forty books on the philosophy and theology of culture, Novak is most widely known for his book The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism (1982). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Novak has received more than 253,265 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Michael Novak is the 1,165th most popular philosopher (down from 1,054th in 2019), the 10,363rd most popular biography from United States (down from 8,396th in 2019) and the 80th most popular American Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Michael Novak ranks 1,165 out of 1,081Before him are Wahiduddin Khan, J. J. C. Smart, Roderick Chisholm, Mary Midgley, Wendy Brown, and Stanley Fish. After him are Cornel West, David Benatar, Peter Kreeft, Nick Land, James Dunn, and Dugald Stewart.

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Among people born in 1933, Michael Novak ranks 444Before him are Pentti Linnosvuo, Basil Heatley, Sándor Sára, Frank Murkowski, Chita Rivera, and Penelope Lively. After him are Pete Wilson, Maurice Stokes, John Cannon, Tom Courtney, Jeffrey Goldstone, and Renato Pirocchi. Among people deceased in 2017, Michael Novak ranks 496Before him are Thomas Starzl, Marino Perani, Len Wein, Shelley Berman, Josip Weber, and Spartaco Landini. After him are Valery Asapov, Curt Lowens, Lika Kavzharadze, Buchi Emecheta, Warren Frost, and Hans Gerschwiler.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michael Novak ranks 10,363 out of 18,182Before him are James Truslow Adams (1878), Willa Holland (1991), Julia Jones (1981), Marcia Neugebauer (1932), Mike Gravel (1930), and John Kasich (1952). After him are John Scalzi (1969), Gloria DeHaven (1925), Michaela Conlin (1978), Sidney Wood (1911), James Hartle (1939), and Wallace Langham (1965).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, Michael Novak ranks 80Before him are Charles Hartshorne (1897), Patricia Hill Collins (1948), Antoinette Brown Blackwell (1825), C. I. Lewis (1883), Roderick Chisholm (1916), and Stanley Fish (1938). After him are Cornel West (1953), Peter Kreeft (1937), Christine Korsgaard (1952), Stephen Walt (1955), William A. Dembski (1960), and Alan Dundes (1934).