Today in Philosophy History (Part 4)

Historical Events


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Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 389 of 389

  • 1908-08-21 Oversight (nom de plume), American philosopher
  • 1909-02-03 Simone Weil, social philosopher/Resistance fighter (WW II), born in Paris, France
  • 1909-02-24 Max Black, Dutch/British/US philosopher (analytical philosophy)
  • 1909-06-06 Isaiah Berlin, philosopher
  • 1909-06-09 Jose Luis Lopez Aranguren, philosopher
  • 1909-10-18 Norberto Bobbio, Italian philosopher and legal theorist (d. 2004)
  • 1910-04-12 Jorgen Rausch, German philosopher/author (End of the Playboys)
  • 1910-10-29 Alfred J Ayer, England, Neopositivist philosopher/logician
  • 1911-03-28 J. L. Austin, British philosopher of language (d. 1960)
  • 1911-08-11 Alphonse de Waelhens, Flemish philosopher (Psychosis)
  • 1911-09-29 Reginald Victor Jones, CH, FRS natural philosopher
  • 1912-01-27 Arne Næss, Norwegian philosopher
  • 1912-08-04 Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician, physicist, philosopher, and mountaineer (d. 1999)
  • 1912-11-24 Bernard Delfgaauw, Dutch philosopher (Johnson murderer!)
  • 1913-07-17 Roger Garaudy, French philosopher
  • 1913-08-27 Donald McKenzie MacKinnon, philosopher
  • 1914-08-12 Gerd Buchdahl, German philosopher (d. 2001)
  • 1917-02-17 Abdur Rahman Badawi, Egyptian philosopher (d. 2002)
  • 1917-12-20 David Bohm, American-born physicist, philosopher, and neuropsychologist (d. 1992)
  • 1918-02-04 Luigi Pareyson, Italian philosopher (d. 1991)
  • 1918-10-19 Louis Althusser, French philosopher (For Marx, Strangled His Wife)
  • 1919-09-13 Mary Midgley, American philosopher
  • 1919-09-21 Mario Bunge, Argentine philosopher and physicist
  • 1919-11-05 Hasan Askari, Pakistani philosopher (d. 1978)
  • 1919-11-23 Peter Strawson, English philosopher
  • 1920-07-13 Hans Blumenberg, philosopher
  • 1920-10-19 Pandurang Shastri Athavale, Indian philosopher (d. 2003)
  • 1921-01-01 Ismail al-Faruqi, Palestinian philosopher (d. 1986)
  • 1922-07-18 Thomas Kuhn, American philosopher (d. 1996)
  • 1922-11-09 Imre Lakatos, Hungarian philosopher (d. 1974)
  • 1923-04-05 Ernest Mandel, Belgian philosopher/economist
  • 1923-05-05 Richard Wollheim, British philosopher (d. 2003)
  • 1924-01-13 Paul Feyerabend, Austrian-born philosopher (d. 1994)
  • 1924-06-26 Costas Axelos, Greek philosopher
  • 1924-07-30 William Gass, Fargo ND, novelist/philosopher (Omensetter's Luck)
  • 1924-11-25 Takaaki Yoshimoto, Japanese poet, critic, and philosopher.
  • 1925-01-18 Gilles Deleuze, philosopher
  • 1925-07-20 Frantz Fanon, Martinique, France, psychiatrist and philosopher (The Wretched of the Earth), (d. 1961)
  • 1925-08-26 Sangharakshita, Buddhist Philosopher, Founder of the Western Buddhist Order
  • 1925-10-10 Ivan Svitak, philosopher
  • 1926-01-26 Jose Maria Valverde, philosopher poet/translator
  • 1926-07-31 Hilary Putnam, American philosopher, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • 1926-10-15 Michel Foucault, French philosopher (History of Sexuality)
  • 1926-10-15 Paul-Michel Foucault, French philosopher (Les Mots et les Choses)
  • 1926-10-19 Joel Feinberg, American moral philosopher (d. 2004)
  • 1926-11-23 Sathya Sai Baba, Indian guru and philosopher
  • 1927-09-15 David Stove, Australian philosopher, (d. 1994)
  • 1927-10-23 Leszek Kolakowski, Polish philosopher (Conversations with the Devil)
  • 1929-01-12 Alasdair MacIntyre, Scottis-born American philosopher
  • 1929-06-18 Jürgen Habermas, German sociologist and philosopher (Frankfurter Schule), born in Düsseldorf
  • 1929-07-29 Jean Baudrillard, French philosopher
  • 1929-09-21 Bernard Williams, English philosopher (d. 2003)
  • 1929-11-08 António Castanheira Neves, Portuguese philosopher
  • 1930-07-15 Jacques Derrida, French philosopher (d. 2004)
  • 1930-09-17 Jim Rohn, American business philosopher
  • 1930-10-15 Fereydun M. Esfandiary, Iranian philosopher (d. 2000)
  • 1931-06-05 Jerzy Prokopiuk, Polish philosopher, antroposopher
  • 1931-09-22 Manzoor Ahmad, Pakistani philosopher
  • 1931-12-14 Jon Elia, Pakistani scholar, poet and philosopher (d. 2002)
  • 1932-01-05 Umberto Eco, Italian philosopher and author (Name of the Rose), born in Alessandria, Piedmont (d. 2016)
  • 1932-04-27 Gian-Carlo Rota, Italian-born mathematician and philosopher (d. 1999)
  • 1932-07-31 John Searle, American philosopher
  • 1934-04-07 Swami Shantananda, Hindu Saint, Philosopher, Disciple of Swami Sivananda, Founder of Temple of Fine Arts
  • 1934-04-14 Fredric Jameson, American philosopher, cultural theorist
  • 1934-09-12 Jaegwon Kim, Korean-born American philosopher
  • 1934-09-14 Sarah Kofman, philosopher
  • 1935-03-13 Michael Walzer, American philosopher
  • 1936-11-26 Margaret Boden, philosopher
  • 1937-07-04 Thomas Nagel, American philosopher
  • 1938-11-16 Robert Nozick, American philosopher (d. 2002)
  • 1940-06-21 Michael Ruse, Canadian philosopher
  • 1941-06-24 Julia Kristeva, Bulgarian-French philosopher, psychoanalyst, and novelist
  • 1941-09-04 Marilena Chaui, Brazilian philosopher
  • 1942-03-28 Daniel Dennett, American philosopher
  • 1942-05-23 Gabriel Liiceanu, Romanian philosopher
  • 1942-08-31 Eugenio Trias, Barcelona, Spain, philosopher, (d. 2013)
  • 1944-02-27 Roger Scruton, Buslingthorpe, British philosopher
  • 1945-06-21 Adam Zagajewski, Polish philosopher, poet
  • 1946-07-06 Peter Singer, Australian philosopher
  • 1947-04-29 Olavo de Carvalho, Brazilian philosopher
  • 1947-05-06 Martha Nussbaum, American philosopher
  • 1947-09-28 Gillian Rose, philosopher/writer
  • 1948-09-01 Józef Życiński, Polish archbishop and philosopher
  • 1949-01-31 Ken Wilber, American philosopher
  • 1949-03-21 Slavoj Žižek, Slovenian sociologist, philosopher and cultural critic
  • 1952-04-01 Bernard Stiegler, French philosopher
  • 1956-02-24 Judith Butler, American philosopher
  • 1958-01-09 Stephen Neale, British philosopher
  • 1966-04-20 David Chalmers, Australian philosopher

Famous Weddings


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Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 366 of 366

  • 1990-10-23 Louis Althusser, French philosopher, dies
  • 1990-11-24 Nistani Keiji, philosopher, dies in Kyoto Japan
  • 1991-08-21 Oswald von Nell-Breuning, German theologist/philosopher, dies at 101
  • 1992-10-27 David Bohm, American-born physicist, philosopher, and neuropsychologist (b. 1917)
  • 1993-08-20 Bernard Delfgaauw, philosopher (Johnson murderer!), dies at 80
  • 1993-09-08 Zaki Naguib Mahmoud, Egyptian philosopher/author/diplomat, dies at 88
  • 1993-10-17 Wim van Dooren, theologist/humanist/philosopher, dies
  • 1994-02-26 Leopold "Hans" Kohr, Austrian social philosopher, dies at 84
  • 1994-02-27 Leopold "Hans" Kohr, Austria social philosopher/economist, dies at 84
  • 1994-03-02 Donald McKenzie MacKinnon, philosopher, dies at 80
  • 1994-06-02 David Stove, Australian philosopher (b. 1927)
  • 1994-07-14 Robert Jungk, German/French/Us/Austrian philosopher/historian, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1994-09-17 Karl Popper, philosopher (Poverty of Historianism), dies at 92

Philosopher and Professor Karl Popper
Philosopher and Professor
Karl Popper
  • 1994-10-01 Paul Lorenzen, German philosopher (b. 1915)
  • 1994-10-15 Sarah Kofman, philosopher, dies at 60
  • 1994-10-20 Ivan Svitak, philosopher, dies at 69
  • 1995-11-04 Gilles Deleuze, philosopher, dies at 70
  • 1995-12-10 Gillian Rose, philosopher/writer, dies at 48
  • 1995-12-25 Emmanuel Levinas, philosopher, dies at 89
  • 1996-03-28 Hans Blumenberg, philosopher, dies at 75
  • 1996-04-17 Jose Luis Lopez Aranguren, philosopher, dies at 86
  • 1996-06-07 Jose Maria Valverde, philosopher poet/translator, dies at 70
  • 1996-06-17 Thomas Kuhn, American philosopher of science (b. 1922)
  • 1996-08-11 Sigmund Koch, psychologist/philosopher, dies at 79
  • 1997-01-19 George Armin Goyder, businessman/social philosopher, dies at 88
  • 1997-12-14 Owen Barfield, philosopher of language, dies at 99
  • 1997-12-26 Cornelius Castoriadis, Greek philosopher and economist (b. 1922)
  • 1998-04-21 Jean Francois Lyotard, French philosopher and sociologist (b. 1924)
  • 1998-11-25 Nelson Goodman, American philosopher (b. 1906)
  • 1999-01-28 Torgny T:son Segerstedt, Swedish sociologist and philosopher (b. 1908)
  • 2000-04-03 Terence McKenna, American writer and philosopher (b. 1946)
  • 2000-12-25 Willard Van Orman Quine, American philosopher (b. 1908)
  • 2001-05-28 Francisco Varela, Chilean biologist and philosopher (b. 1946)
  • 2001-06-28 Mortimer Adler, American philosopher (b. 1902)
  • 2002-01-23 Robert Nozick, American philosopher (b. 1938)
  • 2002-03-13 Hans-Georg Gadamer, German philosopher (b. 1900)
  • 2002-07-25 Abdur Rahman Badawi, Egyptian existentialist philosopher (b. 1917)
  • 2002-10-02 Heinz von Foerster, Austrian-born physicist and philosopher (b. 1911)
  • 2002-11-08 Jon Elia, Pakistani scholar, poet and philosopher (b. 1931)
  • 2002-11-24 John Rawls, political philosopher (b. 1921)
  • 2002-12-02 Ivan Illich, Austrian priest and philosopher (b. 1926)
  • 2003-06-10 Bernard Williams, English philosopher (b. 1929)
  • 2003-06-16 Georg Henrik von Wright, Finnish-Swedish philosopher (b. 1916)
  • 2003-08-21 Kathy Wilkes, English philosopher and aid worker (b. 1946)
  • 2003-08-30 Donald Davidson, American philosopher (b. 1917)
  • 2003-09-18 Emil Fackenheim, German Holocaust survivor and philosopher (b. 1916)
  • 2003-11-04 Richard Wollheim, British philosopher (b. 1923)
  • 2004-01-09 Norberto Bobbio, Italian philosopher (b. 1909)
  • 2004-10-08 Jacques Derrida, French philosopher (b. 1930)
  • 2005-05-20 Paul Ricoeur, French philosopher (b. 1913)
  • 2005-07-27 Swami Shantanand, Mahasamadhi Day, Indian Saint, Philosopher (b. 1934)
  • 2006-02-13 Peter Frederick Strawson, British philosopher (b. 1919)
  • 2007-01-02 Robert C. Solomon, American scholar of continental philosophy (b. 1942)
  • 2007-03-06 Jean Baudrillard, French cultural theorist, philosopher, political commentator and photographer (b. 1929)
  • 2007-03-22 Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (b. 1918)
  • 2007-04-09 Egon Bondy, Czech philosopher and writer (b. 1930)
  • 2007-04-28 Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, German physicist and philosopher (b. 1912)
  • 2007-06-08 Richard Rorty, American postanalytic, pragmatic philosopher (b. 1931)
  • 2008-02-09 Christopher Hyatt Occultist, Philosopher and Author.
  • 2009-01-12 Arne Næss, Norwegian philosopher (b. 1912)
  • 2009-07-17 Leszek Kołakowski, Polish philosopher (b. 1927)
  • 2010-01-12 Daniel Bensaid, French philosopher (b. 1946)
  • 2010-06-19 Anthony Quinton, British philosopher (b. 1925)
  • 2013-02-10 Eugenio Trias, Spanish philosopher, dies at 70
  • 2016-02-19 Umberto Eco, Italian philosopher and writer (Name of the Rose), dies at 84
  • 2016-03-13 Hilary Putnam, American philosopher, dies at 89

Famous Philosophers