Writing

G.V. Loewen is the author of forty-one books – thirty of which  have appeared in print by 2020 – and numerous other publications. A source by source compendium may be found elsewhere on this site.

After three years of catalogue and archival research, Loewen’s former editor assembled a list of over one thousand important Western scholarly authors from 1765-present. The top end of this list is reproduced here. The claim that Loewen is the most prolific of such authors in his generation is suggested by the fact that there are no others of Gen-X present on this part of the list. There are likely errors of count in certain cases and subjective judgement on what constitutes work in which genre, based on available data and changing definitions of scholarship. For instance, it is difficult to believe that Kant only wrote 25 books; this must be akin to a number of collected works volumes in translation. It would be of interest if others noted possible missing authors who may be more obscure than those listed.

Lifetime and posthumous scholarly and scholarly non-fiction books published[i], Western authors, c.1765-present.

Rank               Author                                    # of books          end of 2020 age if active

1                      Chomsky                                80+…                                         92

2                      Bolzano                                  79

3                      Heidegger                              78

4                      Maritain                                  77

5                      Joad, C.E.M.                             75

6                      Serres                                     73       

7                      Giroux                                    71…                                          76

8                      Baumann                                69

9                      Buber                                     59.5

10                    Nancy                                     58…                                         80

11                    Wells                                       53.5                            

12                    Ellul                                         50

T13                 Bancroft                                 49

T13                 Marias-Aguilera, J.                 49

T13                 Hobson                                   49

16                    Mommsen                              48

17                    Zizek                                       47.83…                                   71

T18                 Eagleton                                 47…                                         77

T18                 De Bono                                 47…                                         87

T20                 Russell                                    47

T20                 Toynbee                                 47

22                    Fuller, J.F.                               46

23                    Von Wright, G.H.                    45

24                    Galbraith                                44

25                    Gilson                                     43

T26                 Sorokin                                   41       

T26                 Wundt                                    41

T28                 Eco                                          40                                           

T28                 Fichte, J.G.                               40

T28                 Betti                                        40

T28                 Ellis                                         40

T28                 Woodcock                              40

33                    Adler, M.                                 39.67

T34                 Watts, A.W.                             39

T34                 Aron                                       39

36                    Bobbio                                    38

T37                 Piaget                                      37.5

T37                 Jung                                        37.5

T37                 Badiou                                    37…                                         83       

T37                 Barzun                                    37

T37                 Frazer, J.G.                              37

42                    Beard, C.A.                              36

43                    Andrews, C.M.                        35

T44                 Grousset                                 34.5

T44                 Lewis, C.S.                               34.5

46                    Kermode                                34.3

T47                 Voegelin                                 34

T47                 Derrida                                   34

T49                 Habermas                              33.5…                                      91

T49                 Baudrillard                            33.5

T51                 Frye                                        33.33 

T51                 Giddens                                  33.33…                                   82

T53                 Ganshoff                                 33

T53                 Bataille                                   33

55                    Lefebvre                                 32.33

T56                 Thielicke                                 32

T56                 Droysen                                 32

T56                 Pierce                                     32

59                    Levinas                                   31.67

T60                 Agamben                                31…                                         78

T60                 Fischer, E.K.B.                        31

T60                 Fromm                                   31

T60                 Santayana                              31

T60                 Hobsbawm                             31

T65                 Gardner, H.                             30…                                         77

T65                 Dubois                                       30

T65                 Inge, W.I.                                30

T65                 Barthes                                   30

T65                 Von Hartmann                       30

T65                 Beneke                                   30

T65                 Kant                                        30

T65                 Ruskin                                    30

73                    Asimov                                   29.5

T74                 Davies, P.                                29…                                         74

T74                 Jameson, F.                             29…                                         84

T74                 Schmitt                                   29

T74                 Von Hildebrand                     29

T74                 Mandel                                   29

T74                 Zinovyev                                29

T74                 Carr                                        29

T74                 Bentham                                 29

T74                 Haeckel                                   29

T74                 Schuon                                   29

T74                 Foucault                                 29

T85                 Ricoeur                                   28.5

T85                 Pareto                                     28.5

T87                 Fechner                                  28

T87                 Ortega Y Gasset                     28

T87                 Von Humboldt, A.                  28

T87                 Leonhard, W.                         28

T87                 Garrigou-Lagrange               28

T87                 Bain                                        28

T93                 hooks                                      27…                                         68

T93                 Harvey, D.                               27…                                         85

T93                 Fichte, I.H.                              27

T93                 Deleuze                                  27

T93                 De Sanctis, F.                          27

T93                 Bunge                                     27

T93                 Gay                                          27

100                 Solomon, R.C.                         26.5

T101               Lotze                                       26

T101               Gould                                      26

T101               Ellwood, C.                             26

T101               Goodman, P.                           26

105                 Bourdieu                                25.5

106                 Tilly                                         25.34

T107               Azais                                       25

T107               Morris, D.                               25

T107               Lonergan                               25

T107               Barth, K.                                  25

T107               Wilson, E.                               25

T107               Fiske                                       25

T107               Sumner                                   25

T107               Von Mises                               25

T107               Burrows, M.                           25

T107               Lyotard                                  25

T107               Wahl                                       25

T107               Bochenski                              25

T107               Koestler                                  25

T107               Plekhanov                              25

T107               Newman, J.H.                          25

T107               Ambrose                                25

T107               Sartre                                     25

124                 Campbell                                24.8

125                 Adorno                                   24.5

T126               Loewen, G.V.                          24…                                         54

T126               Taylor, C.                                24…                                         89

T126               Ubaldi                                     24

T126               Said                                         24

T126               Toennies                                24

T126               Carus                                      24

T126               Liebowitz, Y.                           24

T126               Pojman                                   24

T126               Priestley                                 24

T126               Reich                                       24

T126               Lewis, John                            24


[i] includes  scholarly books, essay collections, lectures, case studies, reports, intellectual or historical biography, abridgements or collections with majority new material, collected articles, abridgements with altered or rewritten texts if known, synthetic introductions and general scholarly non-fiction and co-authors of same; must be at least 120 pages in length to account for either front or back matter pagination or both given extended single essays. Does not include memoirs, travel books, diaries, fiction or literature, basic science textbooks (e.g. Asimov), children’s books, poetry, solely aphorisms and epigrams, non-analytical self-help books, edited volumes, autobiographies, extended single essays, illustrated reports, dictionaries or encyclopedias (e.g. Gomme), lexicons, manuals or teaching aids (e.g. de Bono, Ruskin) grammars and rhetorics (e.g. Bain) handbooks, letters, revisionist histories or polemics (e.g. H.E. Barnes, Bruno Bauer, Gentile, Gobineau, Joad), political commentaries on current events (e.g. Joad), translations, unaltered reprints if known, or theistically inspired tracts and devotional literature (e.g. Priestley, Kierkegaard) or hermetics (Evola, Crowley, some of Watts).