Writing

G.V. Loewen is the author of fifty-five books – forty-six  of which  will have appeared in print by the Spring of 2023 – 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.1765-2015.

Rank               Author                                    # of books                              age if active

1                      Chomsky                                82…                                         94

2                      Bolzano                                  79

3                      Heidegger                              78

4                      Maritain                                  77

5                      Joad, C.E.M.                             75

T6                   Giroux                                    73…                                          79

T6                   Serres                                     73       

8                      Baumann                                69

9                      Buber                                     59.5

10                    Nancy                                     59                                           

11                    Wells                                       53.5    

12                    Zizek                                       51.83…                                   73                   

13                    Ellul                                         50

T14                 Bancroft                                 49

T14                 Marias-Aguilera, J.                 49

T14                 Hobson                                   49

T14                 Eagleton                                 49…                                         79

18                    Mommsen                              48

T19                 De Bono                                 47                                           

T19                 Russell                                    47

T19                 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                 Badiou                                    39…                                         85

T34                 Watts, A.W.                             39

T34                 Aron                                       39

37                    Bobbio                                    38

T38                 Piaget                                      37.5

T38                 Jung                                        37.5    

T40                 Barzun                                    37

T40                 Frazer, J.G.                              37

42                    Beard, C.A.                              36

43                    Giddens                                  35.33…                                   84

44                    Andrews, C.M.                        35

T45                 Grousset                                 34.5

T45                 Lewis, C.S.                               34.5

47                    Kermode                                34.33

T48                 Voegelin                                 34

T48                 Derrida                                   34

T50                 Habermas                              33.5…                                      93

T50                 Baudrillard                            33.5

52                    Frye                                        33.33 

T53                 Agamben                                33…                                         80

T53                 Ganshoff                                 33

T53                 Bataille                                   33

55                    Lefebvre                                 32.33

T57                 Loewen, G.V.                          32…                                         57

T57                 Thielicke                                 32

T57                 Droysen                                 32

T57                 Pierce                                     32

61                    Levinas                                   31.67

T62                 Davies, P.                                31…                                         76

T62                 Gardner, H.                             31…                                         79

T62                 Fischer, E.K.B.                        31

T62                 Fromm                                   31

T62                 Santayana                              31

T62                 Hobsbawm                             31

T68                 Jameson, F.                             30…                                         88

T68                 Dubois                                                30

T68                 Inge, W.I.                                30

T68                 Barthes                                   30

T68                 Von Hartmann                       30

T68                 Beneke                                   30

T68                 Kant                                        30

T68                 Ruskin                                    30

76                    Asimov                                   29.5

T77                 Schmitt                                   29

T77                 Von Hildebrand                     29

T77                 Mandel                                   29

T77                 Zinovyev                                29

T77                 Carr                                        29

T77                 Bentham                                 29

T77                 Haeckel                                   29

T77                 Schuon                                   29

T77                 Foucault                                 29

T86                 Ricoeur                                   28.5

T86                 Pareto                                     28.5

T88                 hooks                                      28                                           

T88                 Fechner                                  28

T88                 Ortega Y Gasset                     28

T88                 Von Humboldt, A.                  28

T88                 Leonhard, W.                         28

T88                 Garrigou-Lagrange               28

T88                 Bain                                        28

T86                 Harvey, D.                               28…                                         87

T95                 Taylor, C.                                27…                                         91

T96                 Fichte, I.H.                              27

T96                 Deleuze                                  27

T96                 De Sanctis, F.                          27

T99                 Bunge                                     27

T99                 Gay                                          27

102                 Solomon, R.C.                         26.5

T103               Lotze                                       26

T103               Gould                                      26

T103               Ellwood, C.                             26

T103               Goodman, P.                           26

107                 Bourdieu                                25.5

108                 Tilly                                         25.34

T109               Azais                                       25

T109               Morris, D.                               25

T109               Lonergan                               25

T109               Barth, K.                                  25

T109               Wilson, E.                               25

T109               Fiske                                       25

T109               Sumner                                   25

T109               Von Mises                               25

T109               Burrows, M.                           25

T109               Lyotard                                  25

T109               Wahl                                       25

T109               Bochenski                              25

T109               Koestler                                  25

T109               Plekhanov                              25

T109               Newman, J.H.                          25

T109               Ambrose                                25

T109               Sartre                                     25


[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).