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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Philosophers from the Netherlands
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Abraham Kuijper, generally known as Abraham Kuyper, was a Dutch journalist, statesman and Neo-Calvinist theologian. He was a master organizer. He founded a new church, a newspaper, the Free University of Amsterdam, and the Anti-Revolutionary Party. He served as prime minister of the Netherlands between 1901 and 1905. In religious affairs, he sought to adapt the Dutch Reformed Church to the challenges posed by the loss of state financial and aid, by religious pluralism, rising nationalism, and the arminian religious revivals of his day which denied predestination. He vigorously denounced modernism in theology as a fad that would pass away. In politics he dominated the Anti-Revolutionary Party ...more

Age: Died at 83 (1837-1920)

Birthplace: Maassluis, Kingdom of the Netherlands

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Adriaan Koerbagh

Adriaan Koerbagh was a Dutch scholar and writer best known as a critic of religion and conventional morality. ...more

Age: Died at 37 (1632-1669)

Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Afshin Ellian is an Iranian-Dutch professor of law, philosopher, poet, and critic of political Islam. He is an expert in international public law and philosophy of law. ...more

Age: 52

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

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Andreas Kinneging is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Philosophers from the Netherlands
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Andreas Kinneging

Andreas Antonius Maria Kinneging is Professor of Legal Philosophy at the University of Leiden, and a prominent conservative philosopher in the Netherlands. ...more

Age: 56

Birthplace: Eindhoven, Kingdom of the Netherlands