Famous Philosophers from Denmark

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

People on this list include Søren Kierkegaard and N. F. S. Grundtvig.

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

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  • Boetius of Dacia
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    Boetius of Dacia

    Boetius de Dacia, OP (also spelled Boethius de Dacia) was a 13th-century Danish philosopher.
  • Dan Zahavi

    Dan Zahavi is a Danish philosopher. He is currently Professor of Philosophy at University of Copenhagen and University of Oxford.
    • Age: 55
    • Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Harald Høffding
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    Harald Høffding (11 March 1843 – 2 July 1931) was a Danish philosopher and theologian.
    • Age: Dec. at 88 (1843-1931)
    • Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Johanne Agerskov
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    Johanne Agerskov

    Johanne Elisabeth Agerskov (1873–1946) was a Danish medium. Together with her husband, Michael Agerskov, she was responsible for the ethico-religious, philosophical, and pseudo-scientific book, Toward the Light (in Danish, Vandrer mod Lyset!), first published by Michael Agerskov in Copenhagen in 1920.
    • Age: Dec. at 73 (1873-1946)
  • Knud Ejler Løgstrup (2 September 1905 – 20 November 1981) was a Danish philosopher and theologian. His work, which combines elements of phenomenology, ethics and theology, has exerted considerable influence in postwar Nordic thought. More recently, his work has been discussed by prominent figures in anglophone philosophy and sociology such as Alasdair MacIntyre, Robert Stern, Simon Critchley and Zygmunt Bauman.
    • Age: Dec. at 76 (1905-1981)
    • Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • N. F. S. Grundtvig
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    Nikolaj Frederik Severin Grundtvig (Danish pronunciation: [ˈnekolaɪ̯ˀ ˈfʁæːˀðʁæk ˈsɛvəʁin ˈkʁɔntvi]; 8 September 1783 – 2 September 1872), most often referred to as N. F. S. Grundtvig, was a Danish pastor, author, poet, philosopher, historian, teacher and politician. He was one of the most influential people in Danish history, as his philosophy gave rise to a new form of nationalism in the last half of the 19th century. It was steeped in the national literature and supported by deep spirituality.Grundtvig holds a unique position in the cultural history of his country. Grundtvig and his followers are credited with being very influential in the formulation of modern Danish national ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 88 (1783-1872)
    • Birthplace: Vordingborg Municipality, Denmark