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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 had a long and diverse academic career, including positions as Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University, Kenan Professor of Humanities at the University of Virginia, and Professor of Comparative literature at Stanford University. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Rorty has received more than 981,943 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Richard Rorty is the 351st most popular philosopher (up from 353rd in 2019), the 960th most popular biography from United States (down from 956th in 2019) and the 7th 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 351 out of 1,081Before him are Lev Shestov, Yi I, E. H. Carr, Wang Yangming, Hermann Cohen, and Pietro Pomponazzi. After him are Daniel Dennett, Judith Butler, J. L. Austin, Pompeia Plotina, Wilhelm Windelband, and Euclid of Megara.

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Among people born in 1931, Richard Rorty ranks 50Before him are Khieu Samphan, Anne Bancroft, Michael Lonsdale, Lucia Bosè, Faten Hamama, and David Lee. After him are Nawal El Saadawi, Jacques Demy, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Sofia Gubaidulina, Stanislav Grof, and Ronald Dworkin. Among people deceased in 2007, Richard Rorty ranks 28Before him are Ike Turner, Barry Nelson, Ernst Otto Fischer, Momofuku Ando, Kai Siegbahn, and Nils Liedholm. After him are Abdul Rahman Arif, Paul Lauterbur, Stanley Miller, Lois Maxwell, Marcheline Bertrand, and Henri Troyat.

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Among people born in United States, Richard Rorty ranks 960 out of 18,182Before him are John Sherman (1823), Herbert A. Hauptman (1917), Scott Glenn (1939), James M. Buchanan (1919), Shelley Winters (1920), and Jennifer Jones (1919). After him are Daniel Dennett (1942), Murray Rothbard (1926), Carl Weathers (1948), Mel Ferrer (1917), Mark Wahlberg (1971), and Judith Butler (1956).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, Richard Rorty ranks 7Before him are John Rawls (1921), George Herbert Mead (1863), Robert Nozick (1938), John Searle (1932), Anne Sullivan (1866), and Hilary Putnam (1926). After him are Daniel Dennett (1942), Judith Butler (1956), Ronald Dworkin (1931), Willard Van Orman Quine (1908), Nelson Goodman (1906), and Martha Nussbaum (1947).