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 contemporary analytic philosophy, the latter of which came to constitute the main focus of his work at Princeton University in the 1960s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Rorty has received more than 867,239 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Richard Rorty is the 353rd most popular philosopher (down from 351st in 2019), the 957th most popular biography from United States (down from 897th in 2019) and the 9th 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 353 out of 1,089Before him are Strato of Lampsacus, Johann Georg Hamann, Ronald Dworkin, Edgar Morin, Lev Shestov, and Han Yu. After him are Antoine Arnauld, Hugues Felicité Robert de Lamennais, Yi I, Wilhelm Windelband, Timon of Phlius, and Francisco de Vitoria.

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Among people born in 1931, Richard Rorty ranks 51Before him are Michael Lonsdale, Ettore Scola, Faten Hamama, James Cronin, Ronald Dworkin, and Arata Isozaki. After him are Ivan Rebroff, Caterina Valente, Jacques Demy, Burton Richter, Sofia Gubaidulina, and Clive Cussler. Among people deceased in 2007, Richard Rorty ranks 25Before him are Jean-Pierre Cassel, Benazir Bhutto, Ève Curie, Nils Liedholm, Ernst Otto Fischer, and Oscar Peterson. After him are Momofuku Ando, Kai Siegbahn, Lois Maxwell, Henri Troyat, Paul Watzlawick, and Ian Smith.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard Rorty ranks 957 out of 15,968Before him are David Hasselhoff (1952), Ronald Dworkin (1931), Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868), Billy Bob Thornton (1955), Edward Mills Purcell (1912), and Walter Lippmann (1889). After him are Jean Seberg (1938), Robin Cook (1940), Wallace Carothers (1896), Herbert Spencer Gasser (1888), Robert Hofstadter (1915), and Robert Burns Woodward (1917).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, Richard Rorty ranks 9Before him are Robert Nozick (1938), John Searle (1932), Anne Sullivan (1866), Hilary Putnam (1926), Judith Butler (1956), and Ronald Dworkin (1931). After him are Daniel Dennett (1942), Willard Van Orman Quine (1908), Nelson Goodman (1906), Kenneth Waltz (1924), Jonathan Edwards (1703), and Murray Bookchin (1921).