Famous Philosophers from Romania

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

A factual list, featuring people like Ioan P. Culianu and Ion Petrovici.

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

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  • Alexandru Dimitrie Xenopol
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    Alexandru Dimitrie Xenopol (Romanian pronunciation: [alekˈsandru diˈmitri.e kseˈnopol]; March 23, 1847, Iaşi – February 27, 1920, Bucharest) was a Romanian historian, philosopher, professor, economist, sociologist, and author. Among his many major accomplishments, he is the Romanian historian credited with authoring the first major synthesis of the history of the Romanian people.
    • Age: Dec. at 72 (1847-1920)
    • Birthplace: Iași, Iași metropolitan area, Romania
  • Andrei Gabriel Pleșu (Romanian pronunciation: [anˈdrej ɡabriˈel ˈpleʃu]; born 23 August 1948) is a Romanian philosopher, essayist, journalist, literary and art critic. He has been intermittently involved in politics assuming the roles of Minister of Culture (1989–91), Minister of Foreign Affairs (1997–99) and presidential counsellor for external affairs (2004–05).
    • Age: 74
    • Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
  • Christian Tămaș

    Christian Tămaş is a Romanian writer, translator, essayist, arts and humanities researcher.
    • Age: 58
  • Constantin Noica (Romanian: [konstanˈtin ˈnojka]; July 25 [O.S. July 12] 1909 – 4 December 1987) was a Romanian philosopher, essayist and poet. His preoccupations were throughout all philosophy, from epistemology, philosophy of culture, axiology and philosophic anthropology to ontology and logics, from the history of philosophy to systematic philosophy, from ancient to contemporary philosophy, from translating and interpretation to criticism and creation. In 2006 he was included to the list of the 100 Greatest Romanians of all time by a nationwide poll.
    • Age: Dec. at 78 (1909-1987)
    • Birthplace: Vitănești, Romania
  • Constantin Rădulescu-Motru
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    Constantin Rădulescu-Motru (Romanian pronunciation: [konstanˈtin rəduˈlesku ˈmotru]; born Constantin Rădulescu, he added the surname Motru in 1892; February 15, 1868 – March 6, 1957) was a Romanian philosopher, psychologist, sociologist, logician, academic, dramatist, as well as centre-left nationalist politician with a noted anti-fascist discourse. A member of the Romanian Academy after 1923, he was its vice president in 1935–1938, 1941–1944, and its president between 1938 and 1941.
    • Age: Dec. at 89 (1868-1957)
    • Birthplace: Romania
  • Constantin Schifirneț

    Constantin Schifirneţ (born August 29, 1945 in Bahna, Neamţ County, son of Maria Schifirneţ, born Movileanu, and of Neculai Schifirneţ) is a Romanian sociologist and historian of philosophy.
    • Age: 77