Philippa Foot

1920 - 2010

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Philippa Ruth Foot (; née Bosanquet; 3 October 1920 – 3 October 2010) was an English philosopher and one of the founders of contemporary virtue ethics, who was inspired by the ethics of Aristotle. She is credited (along with Judith Jarvis Thomson) with inventing the so-called trolley problem. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philippa Foot has received more than 526,139 page views. Her biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Philippa Foot is the 877th most popular philosopher (up from 909th in 2019), the 2,220th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,581st in 2019) and the 57th most popular British Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Philippa Foot ranks 877 out of 1,089Before her are Debendranath Tagore, Antoun Saadeh, Gaudapada, Vincenzo Gioberti, Vasily Rozanov, and Egon Friedell. After her are Jean-Luc Marion, Josef Pieper, Frederick Copleston, Hugo Kołłątaj, Edmond Privat, and Arthur Oncken Lovejoy.

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Among people born in 1920, Philippa Foot ranks 180Before her are Fons Rademakers, Leo McKern, Josip Manolić, Ignacio Eizaguirre, Giuseppe Colombo, and Anne-Cath. Vestly. After her are Barend Biesheuvel, Alf Ramsey, Ahmad bin Ali Al Thani, Fernando Riera, Patrick Troughton, and José Gonzalvo. Among people deceased in 2010, Philippa Foot ranks 142Before her are Tony Judt, Steingrímur Hermannsson, Juan Carlos González, Nasr Abu Zayd, Jill Clayburgh, and Fud Leclerc. After her are Lena Horne, Adriaan Blaauw, Albert Ghiorso, Bobbejaan Schoepen, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, and Fernando Riera.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Philippa Foot ranks 2,220 out of 6,924Before her are John Robison (1739), John Stott (1921), Thandie Newton (1972), Ken Robinson (1950), James Herbert Brennan (1940), and John Sulston (1942). After her are Lulu (1948), Tim Hunt (1943), William Buckland (1784), Tania Mallet (1941), Bernard Fox (1927), and James Whale (1889).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, Philippa Foot ranks 57Before her are Bernard Williams (1929), Samuel Clarke (1675), Stephen Toulmin (1922), Michael Dummett (1925), F. H. Bradley (1846), and Anne Conway (1631). After her are Frederick Copleston (1907), J. M. E. McTaggart (1866), John Hick (1922), Richard Swinburne (1934), Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke (1678), and John Peckham (1227).