Rudolf Carnap

1891 - 1970

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Rudolf Carnap (; German: [ˈkaʁnaːp]; 18 May 1891 – 14 September 1970) was a German-language philosopher who was active in Europe before 1935 and in the United States thereafter. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rudolf Carnap has received more than 480,354 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia. Rudolf Carnap is the 200th most popular philosopher (down from 199th in 2019), the 326th most popular biography from Germany (down from 320th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular German Philosopher.

Rudolf Carnap is most famous for his work on logic and the philosophy of science.

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Among philosophers, Rudolf Carnap ranks 200 out of 1,089Before him are Diogenes of Apollonia, Nicolas Malebranche, Giorgio Agamben, Pierre Gassendi, Apollonius of Tyana, and Benjamin Constant. After him are Moses Mendelssohn, Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, Solomon ibn Gabirol, Ibn Tufail, and Georgi Plekhanov.

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Among people born in 1891, Rudolf Carnap ranks 14Before him are Edith Stein, James Chadwick, Henry Miller, Pär Lagerkvist, Otto Dix, and B. R. Ambedkar. After him are Nelly Sachs, Helmuth Weidling, Ilya Ehrenburg, Genrikh Yagoda, Rafael Trujillo, and Walther Bothe. Among people deceased in 1970, Rudolf Carnap ranks 21Before him are François Mauriac, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Napoleon Hill, Édouard Daladier, Paul Celan, and C. V. Raman. After him are Semyon Timoshenko, Otto Heinrich Warburg, Peter II of Yugoslavia, Nelly Sachs, Bruce McLaren, and Eric Berne.

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Among people born in Germany, Rudolf Carnap ranks 326 out of 5,289Before him are Valdemar I of Denmark (1131), Robert Bosch (1861), Alexandra Feodorovna (1798), Karl Haushofer (1869), Samuel Hahnemann (1755), and Gustav Stresemann (1878). After him are Simone Signoret (1921), Sepp Maier (1944), James Franck (1882), Thomas à Kempis (1380), Franz Boas (1858), and Frederick III, Elector of Saxony (1463).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Rudolf Carnap ranks 33Before him are Max Horkheimer (1895), Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten (1714), Athanasius Kircher (1602), Ferdinand Tönnies (1855), Max Scheler (1874), and Max Stirner (1806). After him are Moses Mendelssohn (1729), Franz Brentano (1838), Ernst Bloch (1885), Hans Jonas (1903), Moritz Schlick (1882), and Bruno Bauer (1809).