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

Examples of people on this list: Emanuel Swedenborg, Sissela Bok and many more.

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

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Bertil Mårtensson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Philosophers from Sweden
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Bertil Mårtensson is a Swedish author of science fiction, crime fiction and fantasy and also an academic philosopher. In this capacity he has been assistant professor at Umeå university, where he was also Chair of the department 1988-93, and in Lund. Since his youth, Mårtensson has written mainly science fiction short stories and novels, and a lengthy fantasy work in three volumes published in 1979–83 and in a revised edition in 1997. His work has in style and themes been compared by Swedish critics to those of Clifford D. Simak, Theodore Sturgeon, Arabian Nights and J. R. R. Tolkien. The Scandinavian flavour has also been emphasized. Those familiar with the Scandinavian type of troll as in ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 73

Birthplace: Europe, Sweden, Eurasia

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Boetius of Dacia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Philosophers from Sweden
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Boetius of Dacia

Boetius of Dacia OP was a 13th-century philosopher. Boetius was born in the first half of the 13th century. Not much is known of his early life, and the attempt to connect him to known persons from Denmark or Sweden has not been successful. All that is known is that he went to teach philosophy at the University of Paris. There he associated with Siger of Brabant, and with Siger shared the unusual career path of continuing to teach for some time as arts masters rather than quickly moving on to study in the theology faculty or finding non-academic employment. He was condemned by Stephen Tempier in 1277 as being a leading member of the Averroist movement. Boetius fled Paris with Siger, and ...more on Wikipedia

Emanuel Swedenborg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Philosophers from Sweden
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Emanuel Swedenborg was a Swedish scientist, philosopher, theologian, revelator, and mystic. He is best known for his book on the afterlife, Heaven and Hell. Swedenborg had a prolific career as an inventor and scientist. In 1741, at age 53, he entered into a spiritual phase in which he began to experience dreams and visions, beginning on Easter weekend of 6 April 1744. This culminated in a 'spiritual awakening', in which he received revelation that he was appointed by the Lord to write The Heavenly Doctrine to reform Christianity. According to The Heavenly Doctrine the Lord had opened Swedenborg's spiritual eyes, so that from then on he could freely visit heaven and hell and talk with angels, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 84 (1688-1772)

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

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Nick Bostrom is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Philosophers from Sweden
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Nick Bostrom is a Swedish philosopher at the University of Oxford known for his work on existential risk, the anthropic principle, human enhancement ethics, superintelligence risks, the reversal test, and consequentialism. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics. In 2011, he founded the Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology and he is currently the founding director of the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University. He is the author of over 200 publications, including Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies, a New York Times bestselller and Anthropic Bias. He was awarded the Eugene R. Gannon Award and has been listed in Foreign Policy's Top 100 ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 45

Birthplace: Europe, Sweden, Eurasia

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