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. 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. He was the author of two dozen books covering topics in politics, philosophy, history, urban affairs, and social ecology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Murray Bookchin has received more than 1,041,052 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Murray Bookchin is the 515th most popular philosopher (up from 532nd in 2019), the 1,716th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,696th in 2019) and the 15th most popular American Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Murray Bookchin ranks 515 out of 1,089Before him are Georg Henrik von Wright, Jonathan Edwards, Harriet Taylor Mill, Pietro d'Abano, Crates of Mallus, and Ludwig Büchner. After him are Huiyuan, Thomas Nagel, Themistius, Mary Parker Follett, Buddhaghosa, and Yang Zhu.

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Among people born in 1921, Murray Bookchin ranks 94Before him are Yuri Nikulin, Chris Marker, Jean-Marie Balestre, Mary Jackson, Farida of Egypt, and George Roy Hill. After him are Jim Garrison, Wolfgang Borchert, Geoffrey Wilkinson, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld, Nino Manfredi, and Pierre Clostermann. Among people deceased in 2006, Murray Bookchin ranks 63Before him are Joachim Fest, Richard Fleischer, Telê Santana, Sven Nykvist, Mariska Veres, and Claude Jade. After him are Gillo Pontecorvo, Lee Jong-wook, Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, Paul Marcinkus, Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Reinhart Koselleck.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Murray Bookchin ranks 1,716 out of 15,968Before him are Billy Milligan (1955), Chris Kyle (1974), Edward Albee (1928), Frederic Edwin Church (1826), Ma Barker (1873), and Helen Hayes (1900). After him are Roger D. Kornberg (1947), Albert King (1923), Elisabeth Shue (1963), Sam Elliott (1944), Tony Shalhoub (1953), and George Hamilton (1939).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, Murray Bookchin ranks 15Before him are Richard Rorty (1931), Daniel Dennett (1942), Willard Van Orman Quine (1908), Nelson Goodman (1906), Kenneth Waltz (1924), and Jonathan Edwards (1703). After him are Mary Parker Follett (1868), Martha Nussbaum (1947), Saul Kripke (1940), Arthur Danto (1924), Tom Regan (1938), and Jerry Fodor (1935).