READ Famous Philosophers from Hungary

Reference
4.4k views 18 items

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

The list you're viewing has a variety of people, like Arthur Koestler and Imre Lakatos, in it.

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

Use this list of renowned Hungarian philosophers to discover some new philosophers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (18 items)
Ágnes Heller is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Philosophers from Hungary
Photo: Metaweb (FB)/CC-BY-SA

Ágnes Heller is a Hungarian philosopher. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 88

Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

see more on Ágnes Heller
Arthur Koestler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Philosophers from Hungary
Photo: Nationaal Archief/Creative Commons

Arthur Koestler, CBE was a Hungarian-British author and journalist. Koestler was born in Budapest and, apart from his early school years, was educated in Austria. In 1931 Koestler joined the Communist Party of Germany until, disillusioned by Stalinism, he resigned in 1938. In 1940 he published his novel Darkness at Noon, an anti-totalitarian work, which gained him international fame. Over the next 43 years from his residence in Great Britain, Koestler espoused many political causes and wrote novels, memoirs, biographies, and numerous essays. In 1968, he was awarded the Sonning Prize "for outstanding contribution to European culture" and, in 1972, he was made a Commander of the Order of the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 78 (1905-1983)

Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

Also Ranked

#19 on The Best Jewish Authors

see more on Arthur Koestler
3

Aurel Kolnai

Aurel Thomas Kolnai was a 20th-century philosopher and political theorist. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 73 (1900-1973)

Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

Béla Hamvas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Philosophers from Hungary
Photo: via Tumblr

Béla Hamvas was a Hungarian writer, philosopher, and social critic. He was the first thinker to introduce the Traditionalist School of René Guénon to Hungary. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 71 (1897-1968)

Birthplace: Prešov, Slovakia

see more on Béla Hamvas