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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, 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 intelligibility plays in cooperative activity. He has also written on ethics, decision-making, ...more

Age: 72

Profession: Philosopher

Angus Taylor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Philosophers from Canada
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Angus Taylor


Angus Taylor is a Canadian philosopher specializing in animal rights. He lectures in philosophy at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, and is the author of Animals and Ethics. Taylor argues that to be consistent we must either exclude some humans from the moral community, or include at ...more

Profession: Philosopher

Arthur Lipsett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Philosophers from Canada
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Arthur Lipsett 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 suicide when he was 10 years of age. His father remarried without consulting Arthur and his daughter, Marian. Despite his difficult ...more

Age: Died at 50 (1936-1986)

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Profession: Film Editor, Film Director, Philosopher

Credits: Very Nice, Very Nice, 21-87, A Trip Down Memory Lane

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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 Ethics, at the University of Manitoba. He is also a Full Professor in the Department of Philosophy and ...more

Age: 74

Profession: Professor, Philosopher

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