Stephen Toulmin

1922 - 2009

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Stephen Edelston Toulmin (; 25 March 1922 – 4 December 2009) was a British philosopher, author, and educator. Influenced by Ludwig Wittgenstein, Toulmin devoted his works to the analysis of moral reasoning. Throughout his writings, he sought to develop practical arguments which can be used effectively in evaluating the ethics behind moral issues. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stephen Toulmin has received more than 300,302 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Stephen Toulmin is the 798th most popular philosopher (down from 768th in 2019), the 1,905th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,742nd in 2019) and the 53rd most popular British Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Stephen Toulmin ranks 798 out of 1,089Before him are Melchor Cano, Lanza del Vasto, Herman of Carinthia, Pyotr Lavrov, Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, and Eberhard August Wilhelm von Zimmermann. After him are Franciscus Gomarus, Gautama Maharishi, Marco Antonio de Dominis, Karel Kosík, Michael Baius, and John Argyropoulos.

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Among people born in 1922, Stephen Toulmin ranks 172Before him are Günter Behnisch, Michael Ansara, Lennart Nilsson, Patrick Magee, Artemio Franchi, and Mauro Bolognini. After him are Gene Amdahl, Anatoli Papanov, Vasili Mitrokhin, Sinan Hasani, Alan Perlis, and Gilberto Agustoni. Among people deceased in 2009, Stephen Toulmin ranks 118Before him are Pierre Harmel, Tayeb Salih, Pierre Gamarra, Konstantin Feoktistov, Francisco Ayala, and Robert Enke. After him are Henry Allingham, Armen Takhtajan, Allen Klein, John Hughes, Eric Woolfson, and Ramaswamy Venkataraman.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Stephen Toulmin ranks 1,905 out of 6,924Before him are Sean Harris (1966), David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty (1871), Frederick Scott Archer (1813), Liam Gallagher (1972), Ernest Marsden (1889), and Harold Shipman (1946). After him are Ephraim Chambers (1680), Marjorie Bruce (1297), George Bentham (1800), Richard Williamson (1940), Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester (1355), and James Dunlop (1793).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, Stephen Toulmin ranks 53Before him are Thomas Arnold (1795), Raymond Williams (1921), Perry Anderson (1938), Charles Kay Ogden (1889), Bernard Williams (1929), and Samuel Clarke (1675). After him are Michael Dummett (1925), F. H. Bradley (1846), Anne Conway (1631), Philippa Foot (1920), Frederick Copleston (1907), and J. M. E. McTaggart (1866).