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

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Alfred Schütz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Philosophers from Austria
Dec. at 60 (1899-1959)
Alfred Schütz was an Austrian social scientist, whose work bridged sociological and phenomenological traditions to form a social phenomenology. Notably, Schütz is "gradually ...more

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André Gorz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Philosophers from Austria
Dec. at 84 (1923-2007)
André Gorz, pen name of Gérard Horst, born Gerhart Hirsch, also known by his pen name Michel Bosquet, was a social philosopher. Also a journalist, he co-founded Le Nouvel ...more

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Christian von Ehrenfels is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Philosophers from Austria
Dec. at 73 (1859-1932)
Christian von Ehrenfels was an Austrian philosopher, and is known as one of the founders and precursors of Gestalt psychology.

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Edmund Husserl is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Philosophers from Austria
Dec. at 79 (1859-1938)
Edmund Gustav Albrecht Husserl was a German philosopher who established the school of phenomenology. He broke with the positivist orientation of the science and philosophy of his day. He ...more

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Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Philosophers from Austria
Dec. at 90 (1909-1999)
Erik Maria Ritter von Kuehnelt-Leddihn was an Austrian Catholic nobleman and socio-political theorist. Describing himself as an "extreme conservative arch-liberal" or "liberal of ...more

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Ernst Mach is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Philosophers from Austria
Dec. at 78 (1838-1916)
Ernst Waldfried Josef Wenzel Mach was an Austrian physicist and philosopher, noted for his contributions to physics such as the Mach number and the study of shock waves. As a philosopher of ...more

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Ernst Mally is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Philosophers from Austria
Ernst Mally Dec. at 65 (1879-1944)
Ernst Mally was an Austrian philosopher affiliated with the so-called Graz School of phenomenological psychology. A pupil of Alexius Meinong, he was one of the founders of deontic logic and is ...more

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Felix Kaufmann is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Philosophers from Austria
Dec. at 54 (1895-1949)
Felix Kaufmann was an Austrian-American philosopher of law. Kaufmann studied jurisprudence and philosophy in Vienna. From 1922 to 1938 he was a Privatdozent there. During this time Kaufmann was ...more

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Friedrich Hayek is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Philosophers from Austria
Dec. at 93 (1899-1992)
Friedrich Hayek CH, born in Austria-Hungary as Friedrich August von Hayek and frequently referred to as F. A. Hayek, was an Austrian, later British, economist and philosopher best known for his ...more

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Friedrich Waismann is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Philosophers from Austria
Dec. at 63 (1896-1959)
Friedrich Waismann was an Austrian mathematician, physicist, and philosopher. He is best known for being a member of the Vienna Circle and one of the key theorists in logical positivism.

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Frithjof Bergmann is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Philosophers from Austria
age 88
Frithjof Bergmann is a Professor Emeritus of philosophy at the University of Michigan, where he has taught courses on existentialism and Continental philosophy.

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Georg Jellinek is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Philosophers from Austria
Dec. at 60 (1851-1911)
Georg Jellinek was a German public lawyer, considered of Austrian origin. Along with Hans Kelsen and the Hungarian Félix Somló he belonged to the group of Austrian Legal ...more

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Gerhard Streminger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Philosophers from Austria
Gerhard Streminger age 67
Gerhard Streminger is an Austrian Philosopher and author, born in Graz in 1952 . From 1970, he studied philosophy and mathematics in Graz, Goettingen, Edinburgh with G.E.Davie and Oxford with J. ...more

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Gerhard Streminger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Philosophers from Austria
Gerhard Streminger

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Günther Anders is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Philosophers from Austria
Dec. at 90 (1902-1992)
Günther Anders was a German journalist, philosopher and anti-nuclear activist who developed a philosophical anthropology for the age of technology, focusing on such themes as the effects of ...more

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Gustav Bergmann is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Philosophers from Austria
Dec. at 81 (1906-1987)
Gustav Bergmann was a Austrian-born American philosopher. He studied at the University of Vienna and was a member of the Vienna Circle. In the United States, he was a professor of philosophy and ...more

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Gustav Kafka is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Philosophers from Austria
Dec. at 70 (1883-1953)
Gustav Kafka was an Austrian philosopher, psychologist. His son Gustav Eduard Kafka was a sociologist and jurist.

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Hans Kelsen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Philosophers from Austria
Dec. at 92 (1881-1973)
Hans Kelsen was an Austrian jurist, legal philosopher and political philosopher. Due to the rise of national socialism in Germany and Austria, Kelsen left his university post because of his ...more

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Hans Köchler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Philosophers from Austria
Hans Köchler age 70
Hans Köchler is a retired professor of philosophy at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, and president of the International Progress Organization, a non-governmental organization in ...more

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Heinrich Gomperz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Philosophers from Austria
Heinrich Gomperz Dec. at 69 (1873-1942)
Heinrich Gomperz was an Austrian philosopher. He was a son of Theodor Gomperz. He was a Sigmund Freud patient and was married to Ada Stepnitz.

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Helene von Druskowitz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Philosophers from Austria
Helene von Druskowitz Dec. at 62 (1856-1918)
Helene von Druskowitz, born Helena Maria Druschkovich, was an Austrian philosopher, writer and music critic. She was the second woman to obtain a Doctorate in Philosophy, which she obtained in ...more

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Herbert Feigl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Philosophers from Austria
Dec. at 86 (1902-1988)
Herbert Feigl was an Austrian philosopher and a member of the Vienna Circle.

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Hubert Schleichert is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Philosophers from Austria
Hubert Schleichert age 83
Hubert Schleichert is an Austrian emeritus philosopher, now living in Konstanz. His works have emphasized political philosophy, theory of argument and non-European philosophy, especially Chinese ...more

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Hugo Bergmann is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Philosophers from Austria
Dec. at 92 (1883-1975)
Samuel Hugo Bergman, or Samuel Bergman was an Israeli philosopher born in Austria-Hungary.

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Inocenc Arnošt Bláha is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Philosophers from Austria
Inocenc Arnošt Bláha Dec. at 81 (1879-1960)
Inocenc Arnošt Bláha was a prominent Czech sociologist and philosopher. Since 1922 the professor of sociology at the Masaryk university, Brno, 1950 pensioned. Bláha was the leading ...more