Famous Philosophers from the Netherlands

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

People on this list include Herman Philipse and Bas C. van Fraassen.

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

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  • Abraham Kuyper
    Dec. at 83 (1837-1920)
    • Birthplace: Maassluis, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    Abraham Kuijper (; Dutch: [ˈaːbraːɦɑm ˈkœypər]; 29 October 1837 – 8 November 1920), publicly known as Abraham Kuyper, was Prime Minister of the Netherlands between 1901 and 1905, an influential ...more
  • Adriaan Koerbagh

    Adriaan Koerbagh

    Dec. at 37 (1632-1669)
    • Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Adriaan Koerbagh (1633 – 1669) was a Dutch scholar and writer who was a critic of religion and conventional morality.
    • Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
    Afshin Ellian (born 27 February 1966 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian-Dutch professor of law, philosopher, poet, and critic of political Islam. He is an expert in international public law and ...more
  • Andreas Kinneging

    Andreas Kinneging

    Age: 60
    • Birthplace: Eindhoven, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    Andreas Antonius Maria Kinneging (born February 26, 1962 in Eindhoven) is Professor of Legal Philosophy at the University of Leiden, and a conservative philosopher in the Netherlands.
  • Balthasar Bekker

    Balthasar Bekker

    Dec. at 64 (1634-1698)
    • Birthplace: Metslawier, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    Balthasar Bekker (20 March 1634 – 11 June 1698) was a Dutch minister and author of philosophical and theological works. Opposing superstition, he was a key figure in the end of the witchcraft ...more
  • Baruch Spinoza
    Dec. at 44 (1632-1677)
    • Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Baruch Spinoza (, Dutch: [baːˈrux spɪˈnoːzaː]; born Benedito de Espinosa, Portuguese: [bɨnɨˈðitu ðɨ ʃpiˈnɔzɐ]; later Benedict de Spinoza; 24 November 1632 – 21 February 1677) was a Jewish-Dutch ...more