List of famous ethicists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top ethicists in the world? This includes the most prominent ethicists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable ethicists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic ethicists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned ethicists.
List features people like John Stuart Mill, Immanuel Kant, and many moreFrom reputable, prominent, and well known ethicists to the lesser known ethicists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the ethicist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous ethicists ever?" and "What are the names of famous ethicists?" then you're in the right place. (12 items)
Immanuel Kant was a German philosopher who is widely considered to be a central figure of modern philosophy. He argued that fundamental concepts structure human experience, and that reason is the source of morality. His thought continues to have a major influence in contemporary thought, especially the fields of metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, political philosophy, and aesthetics. Kant's major work, the Critique of Pure Reason, aimed to explain the relationship between reason and human experience. With this project, he hoped to move beyond what he took to be failures of traditional philosophy and metaphysics. He attempted to put an end to what he considered an era of futile and ...more on Wikipedia
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John Stuart Mill was a British philosopher, political economist and civil servant. He was an influential contributor to social theory, political theory and political economy. He has been called "the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century". Mill's conception of liberty justified the freedom of the individual in opposition to unlimited state control. Mill expresses his view on freedom by illustrating how an individual's amelioration of personal quality and self-improvement is the sole source of true freedom. Only when an individual is able to attain such a beneficial standard of one's self, whilst in the absence of rendering external onerosity upon others, in ...more on Wikipediasee more on John Stuart Mill
John Bordley Rawls was an American moral and political philosopher. He held the James Bryant Conant University Professorship at Harvard University and the Fulbright Fellowship at Christ Church, Oxford. Rawls received both the Schock Prize for Logic and Philosophy and the National Humanities Medal in 1999, the latter presented by President Bill Clinton, in recognition of how Rawls's work "helped a whole generation of learned Americans revive their faith in democracy itself." His magnum opus, A Theory of Justice, was said at the time of its publication to be "the most important work in moral philosophy since the end of World War II" and is now regarded as "one of the primary texts in political ...more on Wikipediasee more on John Rawls
Margaret Anne Ganley Somerville, AM, FRSC is the Samuel Gale Professor of Law at McGill University, as well as professor in the university's faculty of medicine and the founding director of the law faculty's Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law. Somerville was born in Adelaide, South Australia, and educated at Mercedes College. She received a A.u.A. from the University of Adelaide in 1963, a Bachelor of Law degree and the University Medal from the University of Sydney in 1973, and a D.C.L. from McGill University in 1978. In 1978 she was appointed assistant professor in the law faculty at McGill. She was appointed an associate professor in 1979 and an associate professor in the faculty of ...more on Wikipediasee more on Margaret Somerville