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List of notable or famous philosophers from Israel, with bios and photos, including the top philosophers born in Israel and even some popular philosophers who immigrated to Israel. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Israeli philosophers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These philosophers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known philosopher from Israel is included when available.

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This historic philosophers from Israel list can help answer the questions "Who are some Israeli philosophers of note?" and "Who are the most famous philosophers from Israel?" These prominent philosophers of Israel may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Israeli philosophers.

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A. D. Gordon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Philosophers from Israel
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A. D. Gordon


Aaron David Gordon, more commonly known as A. D. Gordon, was a Zionist ideologue and the spiritual force behind practical Zionism and Labor Zionism. He founded Hapoel Hatzair, a movement that set the tone for the Zionist movement for many years to come. Influenced by Leo Tolstoy and others, it is ...more

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Age: Died at 66 (1856-1922)

Birthplace: Podolia

Profession: Philosopher

Abraham Isaac Kook is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Philosophers from Israel
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Abraham Isaac Kook was the first Ashkenazi chief rabbi of the British Mandatory Palestine, the founder of Yeshiva Mercaz HaRav Kook, Jewish thinker, Halachist, Kabbalist and a renowned Torah scholar. He is known in Hebrew as הרב אברהם יצחק הכהן קוק HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook, and by the ...more

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Age: Died at 70 (1865-1935)

Birthplace: Daugavpils, Latvia

Profession: Rabbi, Philosopher

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Adi Ophir is an Israeli philosopher. Professor Ophir teaches philosophy at the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas at Tel Aviv University. He is also a fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute where he directs an interdisciplinary research project on "Humanitarian ...more

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Age: 64

Profession: Philosopher

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Alon Harel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Philosophers from Israel
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Alon Harel


Alon Harel is a law professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he holds the Phillip P. Mizock & Estelle Mizock Chair in Administrative and Criminal Law. He was educated at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Yale University, and Balliol College, Oxford. He has been a visiting professor ...more

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Age: 58

Profession: Philosopher