Mortimer J. Adler

1902 - 2001

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Mortimer Jerome Adler (December 28, 1902 – June 28, 2001) was an American philosopher, educator, encyclopedist, and popular author. As a philosopher he worked within the Aristotelian and Thomistic traditions. He lived for long stretches in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, and San Mateo, California. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mortimer J. Adler has received more than 431,055 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Mortimer J. Adler is the 773rd most popular philosopher (down from 748th in 2019), the 3,006th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,711th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular American Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Mortimer J. Adler ranks 773 out of 1,089Before him are Péter Pázmány, Eugenio Coșeriu, Bharadwaja, Hayashi Razan, Joseph Dietzgen, and Michel Henry. After him are Emil Brunner, Nikolai Amosov, Bernard Williams, Kazimierz Twardowski, Michael Walzer, and Louis Lavelle.

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Among people born in 1902, Mortimer J. Adler ranks 121Before him are Princess Françoise of Orléans, Alexander Mach, Toyen, Albert Anastasia, Ryu Gwansun, and Samuel Goudsmit. After him are Peng Zhen, Vladimír Clementis, Pope Cyril VI of Alexandria, Anthony Asquith, Heinz Rühmann, and Oscar Cullmann. Among people deceased in 2001, Mortimer J. Adler ranks 86Before him are Princess Maria Francesca of Savoy, John Lewis, Ken Tyrrell, Renato Carosone, Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, and Richard Wurmbrand. After him are Jason Miller, Henri Alekan, Víctor Paz Estenssoro, Hannelore Kohl, Kristina Söderbaum, and Paul Vanden Boeynants.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mortimer J. Adler ranks 3,006 out of 15,968Before him are Sam Giancana (1908), Harrison Ford (1884), Dean Jones (1931), T-Bone Walker (1910), Laurie Anderson (1947), and Margaret Bourke-White (1904). After him are David Berkowitz (1953), Hal Moore (1922), Milton L. Humason (1891), Chester Carlson (1906), Benjamin Bratt (1963), and James Hong (1929).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, Mortimer J. Adler ranks 32Before him are James Mark Baldwin (1861), Ted Nelson (1937), Donald Davidson (1917), David Lewis (1941), Helen Parkhurst (1886), and Alvin Plantinga (1932). After him are Michael Walzer (1935), Robert Anton Wilson (1932), Eric Hoffer (1898), Nancy Fraser (1947), Lon L. Fuller (1902), and Susan George (1934).