Famous People who Majored in Philosophy

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List of famous people who majored in philosophy, including photos when available. This list of famous philosophy majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people are at the top. This list includes popular actors, musicians, athletes and more that majored or minored in philosophy. You can find various bits of information below, such as what year the person was born and what their profession is. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in philosophy you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

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This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were philosophy majors?" and "Which famous people studied philosophy?"
Chris Hardwick is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in Philosophy
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Christopher Ryan "Chris" Hardwick is an American television host, stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer, podcaster, musician, and voice artist. Hardwick is the chief executive officer of Nerdist Industries, the digital division of Legendary Entertainment. He currently hosts @midnight with Chris Hardwick, a nightly comedy-game show series on Comedy Central, and voices Craig in the Nickelodeon series Sanjay and Craig. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 47

Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America

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Sam Harris is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in Philosophy
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Samuel B. "Sam" Harris is an American author, philosopher, neuroscientist, and the co-founder and chief executive of Project Reason, a non-profit that promotes science and secularism. He is the author of The End of Faith, which was published in 2004 and appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list for 33 weeks. The book also won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction in 2005. In 2006, Harris published the book Letter to a Christian Nation as a response to criticism of The End of Faith. This work was followed by The Moral Landscape, published in 2010, in which Harris argues that science can help answer moral problems and can aid the facilitation of human well-being. He ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 51

Birthplace: United States of America

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Carl Icahn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People who Majored in Philosophy
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Carl Celian Icahn is an American businessman, activist shareholder, and investor. He is the majority shareholder of Icahn Enterprises, a diversified holding company. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 83

Birthplace: New York City, New York

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Lawrence Lessig is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People who Majored in Philosophy
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Lawrence "Larry" Lessig is an American academic and political activist. He is a proponent of reduced legal restrictions on copyright, trademark, and radio frequency spectrum, particularly in technology applications, and he has called for state-based activism to promote substantive reform of government with a Second Constitutional Convention. In May 2014, he launched a crowd-funded political action committee which he termed Mayday PAC with the purpose of electing candidates to Congress who would pass campaign finance reform. Lessig is director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University and a professor of law at Harvard Law School. Previously, he was a professor of law at ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 57

Birthplace: Rapid City, South Dakota, United States of America

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