René Girard

1923 - 2015

René Girard

René Noël Théophile Girard (; French: [ʒiʁaʁ]; 25 December 1923 – 4 November 2015) was a French historian, literary critic, and philosopher of social science whose work belongs to the tradition of anthropological philosophy. Girard was the author of nearly thirty books, with his writings spanning many academic domains. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of René Girard has received more than 814,687 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 349th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, René Girard ranks 347 out of 1,005Before him are Jacques Rancière, Han Yu, Crates of Thebes, Otto Neurath, Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, and Lev Shestov. After him are Asanga, Judith Butler, Fukuzawa Yukichi, Pierre d'Ailly, Richard Rorty, and Hermann Cohen.

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Among people born in 1923, René Girard ranks 32Before him are Yaşar Kemal, Val Logsdon Fitch, Valentina Cortese, Yma Sumac, Antoni Tàpies, and Nguyễn Văn Thiệu. After him are Markus Wolf, Lee Teng-hui, Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, Philip Warren Anderson, Mauno Koivisto, and Erland Josephson. Among people deceased in 2015, René Girard ranks 46Before him are Wes Craven, Benedict Anderson, Zito, Ben E. King, Yoichiro Nambu, and Alcides Ghiggia. After him are Pierre Brice, Yitzhak Navon, Günter Schabowski, Francesco Rosi, Richard F. Heck, and Cynthia Lennon.

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Among people born in France, René Girard ranks 915 out of 4,109Before him are Maurice Quentin de La Tour (1704), Eleanor of England, Queen of Castile (1162), Antoine Bourdelle (1861), Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné (1626), Paul Delaroche (1797), and Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725). After him are Jean-Pierre Léaud (1944), Manu Chao (1961), Philip II, Duke of Savoy (1438), François Joseph Lefebvre (1755), Louis Auguste, Duke of Maine (1670), and Tomi Ungerer (1931).


Among philosophers born in France, René Girard ranks 47Before him are Lucien Lévy-Bruhl (1857), Roscellinus (1050), Félix Guattari (1930), Antoine Arnauld (1612), Edgar Morin (1921), and Henri Lefebvre (1901). After him are Pierre d'Ailly (1350), Hugues Felicité Robert de Lamennais (1782), Maurice Halbwachs (1877), Bruno Latour (1947), Richard Avenarius (1843), and Étienne Cabet (1788).

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