Murray Bookchin

1921 - 2006

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Murray Bookchin (January 14, 1921 – July 30, 2006) was an American social theorist, author, orator, historian, and political philosopher. Influenced by G. W. F. Hegel, Karl Marx, and Peter Kropotkin, he was a pioneer in the environmental movement. Bookchin formulated and developed the theory of social ecology and urban planning within anarchist, libertarian socialist, and ecological thought. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Murray Bookchin has received more than 1,401,431 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Murray Bookchin is the 490th most popular philosopher (up from 503rd in 2019), the 1,533rd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,745th in 2019) and the 14th most popular American Philosopher.

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Over the past year Murray Bookchin has had the most page views in the with 160,550 views, followed by French (21,919), and Turkish (15,036). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Greek (88.61%), Simple English (42.92%), and Kurdish (Kurmanji) (42.83%)


Among philosophers, Murray Bookchin ranks 490 out of 1,267Before him are Yi Hwang, Norberto Bobbio, Hegesias of Cyrene, Themistius, Ibn al-Rawandi, and Anaxarchus. After him are Sivananda Saraswati, Carl Stumpf, Karl-Otto Apel, Pierre Duhem, Gorakhnath, and Antiochus of Ascalon.

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Among people born in 1921, Murray Bookchin ranks 80Before him are Robert Bruce Merrifield, Lydia Litvyak, Paul Schäfer, Geoffrey Wilkinson, Chris Marker, and Yuri Nikulin. After him are Peter Benenson, Countess Georgina von Wilczek, Angelica Rozeanu, Ágnes Keleti, Leonardo Sciascia, and Gene Roddenberry. Among people deceased in 2006, Murray Bookchin ranks 60Before him are Romano Mussolini, Mariska Veres, Karel Appel, Ta Mok, Robert Bruce Merrifield, and James Van Allen. After him are David Bronstein, Shamil Basayev, Glenn Ford, Angelica Rozeanu, Joachim Fest, and Telê Santana.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Murray Bookchin ranks 1,533 out of 20,380Before him are Frederick Douglass (1818), Eva Marie Saint (1924), Poul Anderson (1926), Robert Patrick (1958), Theda Bara (1885), and Arthur Penn (1922). After him are Alex Jones (1974), Pat Nixon (1912), Robert Loggia (1930), Percy Spencer (1894), Lil Wayne (1982), and Lee Miller (1907).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, Murray Bookchin ranks 14Before him are Hilary Putnam (1926), Ronald Dworkin (1931), Nelson Goodman (1906), Martha Nussbaum (1947), Daniel Dennett (1942), and Willard Van Orman Quine (1908). After him are Saul Kripke (1940), Kenneth Waltz (1924), Tom Regan (1938), Arthur Danto (1924), Charles W. Morris (1903), and Nancy Fraser (1947).