Famous Philosophers from Canada

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

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

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  • Adam Morton

    Adam Morton

    Age: 78
    Adam Morton, is a Canadian philosopher and author of Armenian descent. Morton's work has focused on how we understand one another's behaviour in everyday life, with an emphasis on the role mutual ...more
  • Angus Taylor

    Angus Taylor

    Angus Taylor may refer to: Angus Taylor (philosopher), Canadian philosopher specializing in animal rights Angus Taylor (politician) (born 1966), Australian politician Angus Ellis Taylor (1911–1999), ...more
  • Arthur Lipsett
    Dec. at 49 (1936-1986)
    • Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
    Arthur Lipsett (May 13, 1936 – May 1, 1986) was a Canadian avant-garde director of short collage films. Born in Montreal into a Jewish family, Lipsett saw his mother, an immigrant from Kiev, commit ...more
  • Professor Arthur Schafer is a Canadian ethicist specializing in bioethics, philosophy of law, social philosophy and political philosophy. He is Director of the Centre for Professional and Applied ...more
  • B. W. Powe
    Age: 67
    • Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada
    Bruce William Powe (; born 23 March 1955), commonly known as B. W. Powe, is a Canadian poet, novelist, essayist, philosopher, and teacher.
  • Bernard Lonergan
    Dec. at 79 (1904-1984)
    • Birthplace: Buckingham, Quebec, Gatineau, Canada
    Bernard Joseph Francis Lonergan (17 December 1904 – 26 November 1984) was a Canadian Jesuit priest, philosopher, and theologian, regarded by many as one of the most important thinkers of the 20th ...more