Richard Rorty

1931 - 2007

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Richard McKay Rorty (October 4, 1931 – June 8, 2007) was an American philosopher. Educated at the University of Chicago and Yale University, he had strong interests and training in both the history of philosophy and in contemporary analytic philosophy. Rorty's academic career included appointments as the Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University, the Kenan Professor of Humanities at the University of Virginia, and as a professor of comparative literature at Stanford University. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Rorty has received more than 1,149,984 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Richard Rorty is the 345th most popular philosopher (up from 347th in 2019), the 904th most popular biography from United States (up from 960th in 2019) and the 6th most popular American Philosopher.

Richard Rorty is most famous for his contributions to American pragmatism. He was a philosopher who was well-known for his work in the philosophy of language, epistemology, and metaphysics.

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Among philosophers, Richard Rorty ranks 345 out of 1,267Before him are David Strauss, Guan Zhong, Aenesidemus, Francisco de Vitoria, Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi, and Uriel da Costa. After him are Hipparchia of Maroneia, Gaius Musonius Rufus, Günther Anders, Maurice Halbwachs, Otto Neurath, and Pietro Pomponazzi.

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Among people born in 1931, Richard Rorty ranks 47Before him are Jim Jones, James Cronin, Nawal El Saadawi, David Lee, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, and Michael Lonsdale. After him are Kakuichi Mimura, John le Carré, Larry Hagman, Burton Richter, Jacques Demy, and Faten Hamama. Among people deceased in 2007, Richard Rorty ranks 27Before him are Jean-Pierre Cassel, Sri Chinmoy, Ernst Otto Fischer, Albert Ellis, Nils Liedholm, and Abdul Rahman Arif. After him are Jane Wyman, Arthur Kornberg, Ashraf Marwan, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Deborah Kerr, and Ike Turner.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard Rorty ranks 904 out of 20,380Before him are Maya Angelou (1928), George A. Romero (1940), James Cromwell (1940), Jimmy Connors (1952), Asaph Hall (1829), and John B. Calhoun (1917). After him are Sheldon Lee Glashow (1932), Daniel Keyes (1927), Roy J. Glauber (1925), Lewis Strauss (1896), John Lee Hooker (1917), and Ray Tomlinson (1941).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, Richard Rorty ranks 6Before him are John Rawls (1921), George Herbert Mead (1863), Robert Nozick (1938), Judith Butler (1956), and Anne Sullivan (1866). After him are John Searle (1932), Hilary Putnam (1926), Ronald Dworkin (1931), Nelson Goodman (1906), Martha Nussbaum (1947), and Daniel Dennett (1942).