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List of notable or famous philosophers from Portugal, with bios and photos, including the top philosophers born in Portugal and even some popular philosophers who immigrated to Portugal. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Portuguese 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 Portugal is included when available.

List contains people like Isaac Abrabanel and Antero de Quental.

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

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Agostinho da Silva is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Philosophers from Portugal
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George Agostinho Baptista da Silva, GCSE was a Portuguese philosopher, essayist and writer. His thought combines elements of pantheism and millenarism, an ethic of renunciation, and a belief in freedom as the most important feature of man. Anti-dogmatic, he asserts that truth is only found in the ...more

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Age: Died at 88 (1906-1994)

Birthplace: Portugal

Profession: Writer, Philosopher

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Antero de Quental is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Philosophers from Portugal
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Antero Tarquínio de Quental, was a Portuguese poet, philosopher and writer, whose works became a milestone in the Portuguese language, alongside those of Camões and Bocage. ...more

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Age: Died at 49 (1842-1891)

Birthplace: Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Profession: Poet, Writer, Philosopher

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António Castanheira Neves


António Castanheira Neves is a Portuguese legal philosopher and a professor emeritus at the law faculty of the University of Coimbra. According to Castanheira Neves, law can only be understood through legal problems, which have to be solved within the legal system. Law, he claims, is not something ...more

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Age: 87

Birthplace: Tábua, Portugal

Profession: Philosopher

Damião de Góis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Philosophers from Portugal
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Damião de Góis


Damião de Góis, born in Alenquer, Portugal, was an important Portuguese humanist philosopher. He was a friend and student of Erasmus. He was appointed secretary to the Portuguese factory in Antwerp in 1523 by King John III of Portugal. He compiled one of the first accounts on Ethiopian Christianity. ...more

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Age: Died at 72 (1502-1574)

Birthplace: Alenquer Municipality, Portugal, Portugal

Profession: Historian, Philosopher