Ernest Gellner


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Ernest André Gellner (9 December 1925 – 5 November 1995) was a British-Czech philosopher and social anthropologist, described by The Daily Telegraph when he died as one of the world's most vigorous intellectuals and by The Independent as a "one-man crusade for critical rationalism."

His first book, Words and Things (1959) prompted a leader in The Times and a month-long ... more »

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  • ''The production of obscurity in Paris compares to the production of motor cars in Detroit in the great period of American industry.''
    Ernest Gellner (b. 1925), British anthropologist, philosopher. "The Late Show," October 15, 1992, BBC2 television broadcast. Quoted in Observer Review...
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