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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 ( EYEN-styne; German: [ˈalbɛɐ̯t ˈʔaɪnʃtaɪn] (listen); 14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics). His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = m c 2 {\displaystyle E=mc^{2}} , which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 76 (1879-1955)
    • Birthplace: Ulm, Germany

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  • Armin Mohler (12 April 1920 – 4 July 2003) was a Swiss-born far right political writer and philosopher, known for his works on the Conservative Revolution and associated with the Neue Rechte movement.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 83 (1920-2003)
    • Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
  • Carl Jung
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    Carl Gustav Jung ( YUUNG, German: [kaɐ̯l ˈjʊŋ]; 26 July 1875 – 6 June 1961) was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology. Jung's work was influential in the fields of psychiatry, anthropology, archaeology, literature, philosophy, and religious studies. Jung worked as a research scientist at the famous Burghölzli hospital, under Eugen Bleuler. During this time, he came to the attention of Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis. The two men conducted a lengthy correspondence and collaborated, for a while, on a joint vision of human psychology. Freud saw the younger Jung as the heir he had been seeking to take forward his "new science" of psychoanalysis... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 86 (1875-1961)
    • Birthplace: Kesswil, Switzerland

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  • Dominik Perler (born 17 March 1965) is a Swiss philosopher. He was born in Freiburg im Üechtland (Fr. Fribourg) 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... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 55
    • Birthplace: Fribourg, Switzerland