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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, like Albert Einstein and Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

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

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Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Philosophers from Switzerland
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Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist. Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. Einstein is best known in popular culture for his mass–energy equivalence ...more

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Age: Died at 76 (1879-1955)

Birthplace: Ulm, Germany

Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, Theoretical Physicist, Author, + more

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#3 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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Armin Mohler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Philosophers from Switzerland
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Armin Mohler was a Swiss-born far right political writer and philosopher associated with the Neue Rechte movement. ...more

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Age: Died at 83 (1920-2003)

Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland

Profession: Politician, Journalist, Philosopher

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Carl Jung is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Philosophers from Switzerland
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Carl Gustav Jung, often referred to as C. G. Jung, was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology. His work has been influential not only in psychiatry but also in philosophy, anthropology, archaeology, literature, and religious studies. He was a prolific writer, ...more

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Age: Died at 86 (1875-1961)

Birthplace: Kesswil, Switzerland

Profession: Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Psychoanalyst, Physician, Philosopher

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#98 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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Dominik Perler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Philosophers from Switzerland
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Dominik Perler is a Swiss philosopher. He was born in Freiburg im Üechtland. Perler studied philosophy at the University of Fribourg, University of Bern and University of Göttingen. After finishing his PhD thesis at the University of Fribourg in 1991, Perler was a visiting scholar at Cornell ...more

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Age: 52

Birthplace: Fribourg, Switzerland

Profession: Philosopher

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