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List of famous male philosophers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male philosophers list contains the most prominent and top males known for being philosophers. There are thousand of males working as philosophers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic philosophers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a philosopher then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all male philosophers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male philosophers?" and "Who are the best male philosophers?"
Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Philosophers
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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

Age: Died at 76 (1879-1955)

Birthplace: Ulm, Germany

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

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Mahatma Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Philosophers
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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the preeminent leader of Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahatma —applied to him first in ...more

Age: Died at 79 (1869-1948)

Birthplace: Porbandar, India

Profession: Politician, Writer, Philosopher, Lawyer

Credits: Mahatma Gandhi Talks, Satyagraha, Satyakam, Mera Gaon Mera Desh

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Bruce Lee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Philosophers
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Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong American martial artist, Hong Kong action film actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, filmmaker, and the founder of Jeet Kune Do. Lee was the son of Cantonese opera star Lee Hoi-Chuen. He is widely considered by commentators, critics, media and other martial artists ...more

Age: Died at 33 (1940-1973)

Birthplace: Chinatown, California, United States of America

Profession: Martial Arts Instructor, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Martial artist, + more

Credits: The Big Boss, The Way of the Dragon, The Chinese Connection, Enter the Dragon

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Isaac Newton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Philosophers
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Sir Isaac Newton PRS MP was an English physicist and mathematician who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution. His book Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, first published in 1687, laid the foundations for ...more

Age: Died at 84 (1643-1727)

Birthplace: Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, United Kingdom

Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Chemist, Scientist, Philosopher, + more

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