Philosophy in History (Part 5)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 439 of 439

  • 1930-09-14 Allan Bloom, American philosopher and author (Closing of the American Mind), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1992)
  • 1930-09-17 Jim Rohn, American business philosopher, born in Yakima, Washington (d. 2009)
  • 1930-10-15 FM-2030 [Fereidoun M. Esfandiary], Iranian-American author and transhumanist (Are You a Transhuman?), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2000)
  • 1931-06-05 Jerzy Prokopiuk, Polish philosopher, antroposopher
  • 1931-09-22 Manzoor Ahmad, Pakistani philosopher
  • 1931-12-14 Jaun Elia, Pakistani scholar, poet and philosopher, born in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, British India (d. 2002)
  • 1932-01-05 Umberto Eco, Italian philosopher & author (Name of the Rose), born in Alessandria, Piedmont (d. 2016)
  • 1932-04-27 Gian-Carlo Rota, Italian-born American mathematician and philosopher, born in Vigevano, Italy (d. 1999)
  • 1932-07-31 John Searle, American philosopher, born in Denver, Colorado
  • 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, born in Daegu, South Korea
  • 1934-09-14 Sarah Kofman, French philosopher, born in Paris (d. 1994)
  • 1935-03-13 Michael Walzer, American political theorist, born in New York
  • 1936-11-26 Margaret Boden, English philosopher (Research Professor of Cognitive Science in the Department of Informatics at the University of Sussex), born in London
  • 1937-07-04 Thomas Nagel, American philosopher and University Professor of Philosophy and Law Emeritus at New York University, born in Belgrade, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
  • 1938-11-16 Robert Nozick, American philosopher (Anarchy, State, and Utopia), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1940-06-21 Michael Ruse, British-Canadian philosopher of science (the relationship between science and religion, the creation–evolution controversy), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1941-06-24 Julia Kristeva, Bulgarian-French philosopher, psychoanalyst, and novelist
  • 1941-09-04 Marilena Chaui, Brazilian philosopher, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1942-03-28 Daniel Dennett, American philosopher, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1942-05-23 Gabriel Liiceanu, Romanian philosopher
  • 1942-08-31 Eugenio Trias, philosopher, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2013)
  • 1942-12-11 Derek Parfit, British philosopher who specialized in problems of personal identity, rationality and ethics, born in Chengdu, China (d. 2017)
  • 1944-02-27 Roger Scruton, British philosopher, born in Buslingthorpe, United Kingdom
  • 1945-06-21 Adam Zagajewski, Polish philosopher and poet, born in Lvov, Poland
  • 1945-07-20 Paul Valéry [Ambroise Paul Toussaint Jules Valéry], French author, philosopher and poet (La Jeune Parque), born in Sète, Hérault (d. 1945)
  • 1946-03-25 Daniel Bensaïd, French philosopher and a leader of the Trotskyist movement in France, born in Toulouse, France (d. 2010)
  • 1946-07-06 Peter Singer, Australian philosopher (specialises in applied ethics and approaches ethical issues from a secular, utilitarian perspective), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1947-04-29 Olavo de Carvalho, Brazilian philosopher
  • 1947-05-06 Martha Nussbaum, American philosopher, born in New York City
  • 1947-09-28 Gillian Rose, philosopher/writer
  • 1948-09-01 Józef Życiński, Polish archbishop and philosopher
  • 1949-01-31 Ken Wilber, American philosopher & writer, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1949-03-21 Slavoj Žižek, Slovenian sociologist, philosopher and cultural critic, born in Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 1952-04-01 Bernard Stiegler, French philosopher
  • 1956-02-24 Judith Butler, American philosopher, and gender theorist, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1958-01-09 Stephen Neale, British philosopher, born in England
  • 1966-04-20 David Chalmers, Australian philosopher and cognitive scientist, born in Sydney, Australia

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 445 of 445

  • 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)
  • 1999-04-18 Gian-Carlo Rota, Italian-born American mathematician & philosopher, dies at 66
  • 1999-07-27 Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician, physicist, philosopher, and mountaineer, dies at 86
  • 2000-04-03 Terence McKenna, American writer and philosopher (b. 1946)
  • 2000-12-25 Willard Van Orman Quine, American philosopher and logician in the analytic tradition, dies at 92
  • 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 (Anarchy, State, and Utopia), dies at 63
  • 2002-03-13 Hans-Georg Gadamer, German philosopher (b. 1900)
  • 2002-07-25 Abdur Rahman Badawi, Egyptian existentialist philosopher (b. 1917)
  • 2002-09-03 W. Clement Stone, American entrepreneur (positive mental attitude philosophy), dies at 100
  • 2002-10-02 Heinz von Foerster, Austrian-born physicist and philosopher (b. 1911)
  • 2002-11-08 Jaun Elia, Pakistani scholar, poet and philosopher, dies at 70
  • 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 moral philosopher, dies at 73
  • 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 (deeply engaged with issues that were central to the visual arts), dies at 89
  • 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, dies at 64
  • 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 & philosopher, dies at 94
  • 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 Bensaïd, French philosopher and a leader of the Trotskyist movement in France, dies of cancer caused by the side effects of drugs used to treat AIDS at 63
  • 2010-02-04 Kostas Axelos, Greek-French philosopher, dies at 85
  • 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
  • 2017-01-01 Derek Parfit, British philosopher who specialized in problems of personal identity, rationality and ethics, dies at 74
  • 2017-12-06 William H. Gass, American novelist and philosopher (Omensetter's Luck), dies at 93

Famous Philosophers