Famous Philosophers from Switzerland

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, like Albert Einstein and Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

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

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Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Philosophers from Switzerland
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Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist. Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. Einstein is best known in popular culture for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc². He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his "services to theoretical physics", in particular his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect, a pivotal step in the evolution of quantum theory. Near the beginning of his career, Einstein thought that Newtonian mechanics was no longer enough to reconcile the laws of classical mechanics with the laws of the electromagnetic ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 76 (1879-1955)

Birthplace: Ulm, Germany

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Armin Mohler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Philosophers from Switzerland
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Armin Mohler was a Swiss-born far right political writer and philosopher associated with the Neue Rechte movement. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 83 (1920-2003)

Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland

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Carl Jung is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Philosophers from Switzerland
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Carl Gustav Jung, often referred to as C. G. Jung, was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology. His work has been influential not only in psychiatry but also in philosophy, anthropology, archaeology, literature, and religious studies. He was a prolific writer, though many of his works were not published until after his passing. The central concept of analytical psychology is individuation—the psychological process of integrating the opposites. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 86 (1875-1961)

Birthplace: Kesswil, Switzerland

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Dominik Perler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Philosophers from Switzerland
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Dominik Perler is a Swiss philosopher. He was born in Freiburg im Üechtland. Perler studied philosophy at the University of Fribourg, University of Bern and University of Göttingen. After finishing his PhD thesis at the University of Fribourg in 1991, Perler was a visiting scholar at Cornell University and at UCLA. After he was granted Habilitation in 1995 at the University of Göttingen, he became professor at the University of Basel in 1997. In 2003 Perler took up a professorship in theoretical philosophy at the Humboldt University of Berlin. In 2006, Perler received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the highest honour awarded in German research. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 53

Birthplace: Fribourg, Switzerland

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