Paul Ricœur

1913 - 2005

Paul Ricœur

Jean Paul Gustave Ricœur (; French: [ʁikœʁ]; 27 February 1913 – 20 May 2005) was a French philosopher best known for combining phenomenological description with hermeneutics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Ricœur has received more than 372,894 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 164th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Paul Ricœur ranks 163 out of 1,005Before him are Marquis de Condorcet, Marshall McLuhan, Mikhail Bakhtin, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Emmanuel Levinas, and Han Fei. After him are Swami Vivekananda, Friedrich Schleiermacher, Porphyry, Athanasius Kircher, Alcuin, and John Scotus Eriugena.

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Among people born in 1913, Paul Ricœur ranks 11Before him are Vivien Leigh, Gerald Ford, Jesse Owens, Menachem Begin, Robert Capa, and Jean Marais. After him are Ramón Mercader, Gustáv Husák, Burt Lancaster, Claude Simon, Klaus Barbie, and Benjamin Britten. Among people deceased in 2005, Paul Ricœur ranks 8Before him are Rosa Parks, Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, George Best, Rinus Michels, Peter Drucker, and Arthur Miller. After him are Simon Wiesenthal, Fahd of Saudi Arabia, Claude Simon, Zhao Ziyang, Saul Bellow, and Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium.

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In France

Among people born in France, Paul Ricœur ranks 337 out of 4,109Before him are Jeanne d'Albret (1528), Roger Martin du Gard (1881), Eugène de Beauharnais (1781), Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908), J. M. G. Le Clézio (1940), and John of Austria (1547). After him are René Goscinny (1926), Jeanne Moreau (1928), Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon (1635), Philip the Bold (1342), Adolphe Thiers (1797), and Dagobert I (611).


Among philosophers born in France, Paul Ricœur ranks 18Before him are Charles Fourier (1772), Henri de Saint-Simon (1760), Simone Weil (1909), Jean Baudrillard (1929), Marquis de Condorcet (1743), and Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908). After him are Ernest Renan (1823), Jean Buridan (1295), Claude Adrien Helvétius (1715), Jean-François Lyotard (1924), Pierre Gassendi (1592), and Pierre Bayle (1647).

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