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 247,450 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. P. F. Strawson is the 683rd most popular philosopher (down from 611th in 2019), the 1,541st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,355th in 2019) and the 44th most popular Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, P. F. Strawson ranks 683 out of 1,081Before him are Étienne-Gabriel Morelly, William Paley, Pyotr Lavrov, Jerry Fodor, Olavo de Carvalho, and Edvard Westermarck. After him are Bahāʾ al-dīn al-ʿĀmilī, Numenius of Apamea, Eugenio Coșeriu, Kitaro Nishida, William Heard Kilpatrick, and Alexius Meinong.

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Among people born in 1919, P. F. Strawson ranks 83Before him are Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Abdel Hakim Amer, Frederik Pohl, Christoph Probst, Rubén González, and Joop den Uyl. After him are Ginette Neveu, Margaret Burbidge, Hermann Gmeiner, Uta Hagen, Pierre Soulages, and Janko Bobetko. Among people deceased in 2006, P. F. Strawson ranks 100Before him are Milan Babić, Pierre Clostermann, Allan Kaprow, Trevor Berbick, Tina Aumont, and Ali Farka Touré. After him are Shin Sang-ok, William Auld, Óscar Míguez, Elias Hrawi, Anna Moffo, and Alexander Zinoviev.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, P. F. Strawson ranks 1,541 out of 7,765Before him are Channing Tatum (1980), Lulach (1030), Hubert Cecil Booth (1871), Peter Sutcliffe (1946), George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle (1608), and Josiah Wedgwood (1730). After him are Princess Patricia of Connaught (1886), Jack Hawkins (1910), Julia Ormond (1965), Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817), Matthew Boulton (1728), and Maggie Reilly (1956).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, P. F. Strawson ranks 44Before him are R. G. Collingwood (1889), Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1623), Gilbert Ryle (1900), Thomas Hill Green (1836), Robert Filmer (1588), and William Paley (1743). After him are Olaf Stapledon (1886), Henry More (1614), Bernard Williams (1929), Stephen Toulmin (1922), Raymond Williams (1921), and Perry Anderson (1938).