sweden Famous Philosophers from Sweden

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

Examples of people on this list: Emanuel Swedenborg, Sissela Bok and many more.

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

Use this list of renowned Swedish philosophers to discover some new philosophers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (8 items)
Bertil Mårtensson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Philosophers from Sweden
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Bertil Mårtensson is a Swedish author of science fiction, crime fiction and fantasy and also an academic philosopher. In this capacity he has been assistant professor at Umeå university, where he was also Chair of the department 1988-93, and in Lund. Since his youth, Mårtensson has written mainly ...more

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Age: 72

Birthplace: Sweden

Profession: Philosopher

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Boetius of Dacia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Philosophers from Sweden
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Boetius of Dacia


Boetius of Dacia OP was a 13th-century philosopher. Boetius was born in the first half of the 13th century. Not much is known of his early life, and the attempt to connect him to known persons from Denmark or Sweden has not been successful. All that is known is that he went to teach philosophy at ...more

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Emanuel Swedenborg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Philosophers from Sweden
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Emanuel Swedenborg was a Swedish scientist, philosopher, theologian, revelator, and mystic. He is best known for his book on the afterlife, Heaven and Hell. Swedenborg had a prolific career as an inventor and scientist. In 1741, at age 53, he entered into a spiritual phase in which he began to ...more

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Age: Died at 84 (1688-1772)

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Profession: Scientist, Writer, Philosopher

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Nick Bostrom is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Philosophers from Sweden
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Nick Bostrom is a Swedish philosopher at the University of Oxford known for his work on existential risk, the anthropic principle, human enhancement ethics, superintelligence risks, the reversal test, and consequentialism. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics. In 2011, he founded the ...more

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Age: 42

Birthplace: Europe, Sweden, Eurasia

Profession: Philosopher

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