P. F. Strawson

1919 - 2006

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Sir Peter Frederick Strawson (; 23 November 1919 – 13 February 2006) was an English philosopher. He was the Waynflete Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy at the University of Oxford (Magdalen College) from 1968 to 1987. Before that, he was appointed as a college lecturer at University College, Oxford, in 1947, and became a tutorial fellow the following year, until 1968. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of P. F. Strawson has received more than 219,980 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. P. F. Strawson is the 611th most popular philosopher (up from 633rd in 2019), the 1,356th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,366th in 2019) and the 41st most popular British Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, P. F. Strawson ranks 611 out of 1,089Before him are Myson of Chenae, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Johannes Sturm, Denis de Rougemont, Jean Améry, and Eugen Fink. After him are Eknath, Pierre Charron, Maurice Blondel, Johan Vilhelm Snellman, William Paley, and Roman Ingarden.

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Among people born in 1919, P. F. Strawson ranks 79Before him are José Villalonga Llorente, Frederik Pohl, Peter Abrahams, Teruo Nakamura, Hermann Gmeiner, and François Périer. After him are Rubén González, Abdel Hakim Amer, Joe Weider, Glafcos Clerides, Joop den Uyl, and George Wallace. Among people deceased in 2006, P. F. Strawson ranks 85Before him are Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Zoia Ceaușescu, Shin Sang-ok, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Allen Carr, and Richard Kuklinski. After him are Walerian Borowczyk, Betty Friedan, Ali Farka Touré, Elias Hrawi, María Capovilla, and Anna Moffo.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, P. F. Strawson ranks 1,356 out of 6,924Before him are Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany (1878), Robert Stephenson (1803), Saint David (512), Neville Marriner (1924), Harry Gregg (1932), and Charles Rolls (1877). After him are Emilia Clarke (1986), John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (1713), Gary Lineker (1960), Ruth Belville (1854), John Bowring (1792), and Christine Keeler (1942).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, P. F. Strawson ranks 41Before him are Thomas Reid (1710), R. G. Collingwood (1889), David Hartley (1705), Alexander of Hales (1175), Antony Flew (1923), and Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1623). After him are William Paley (1743), Robert Filmer (1588), Henry More (1614), Olaf Stapledon (1886), Thomas Hill Green (1836), and Thomas Arnold (1795).