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List of famous philosophys, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top philosophys in the world? This includes the most prominent philosophys, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable philosophys is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic philosophys 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 philosophys.

This list features people like George Soros and Michael Polanyi.

From reputable, prominent, and well known philosophys to the lesser known philosophys of today, these are some of the best professionals in the philosophy field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous philosophys ever?" and "What are the names of famous philosophys?" then you're in the right place. (67 items)
George Soros is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
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George Soros is a Hungarian-born American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the chairman of Soros Fund Management. He is known as "The Man Who Broke the Bank of England" because of his short sale of US$10 billion worth of pounds, giving him a profit of $1 billion during the 1992 Black Wednesday UK currency crisis. Soros is one of the thirty richest people in the world. Soros is a well-known supporter of progressive-liberal political causes. Between 1979 and 2011, Soros gave away over $8 billion to human rights, public health, and education causes. He played a significant role in the peaceful transition from communism to capitalism in Eastern Europe and provided one of ...more

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Ayn Rand is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
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Ayn Rand was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism. Born and educated in Russia, Rand moved to the United States in 1926. She had a play produced on Broadway in 1935–1936. After two early novels that were initially unsuccessful in America, she achieved fame with her 1943 novel, The Fountainhead. In 1957, she published her best-known work, the novel Atlas Shrugged. Afterward, she turned to non-fiction to promote her philosophy, publishing her own magazines and releasing several collections of essays until her ...more

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Deepak Chopra is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
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Deepak Chopra is an Indian-born American author and public speaker. He is an alternative medicine advocate and a promoter of popular forms of spirituality, who has been described by the New York Times as a "controversial New-Age guru". Through his books and videos, he has become one of the best-known and wealthiest figures in the holistic-health movement. Chopra obtained a medical degree in India before emigrating in 1970 to the United States. As a physician he specialized in endocrinology and became Chief of Staff at the New England Memorial Hospital. In the 1980s he began to practice transcendental meditation. In 1985 he resigned his position at NEMH to establish the Maharishi Ayurveda ...more

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Cicero is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
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Marcus Tullius Cicero was a Roman philosopher, politician, lawyer, orator, political theorist, consul and constitutionalist. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the Roman equestrian order, and is widely considered one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists. His influence on the Latin language was so immense that the subsequent history of prose in not only Latin but European languages up to the 19th century was said to be either a reaction against or a return to his style. According to Michael Grant, "the influence of Cicero upon the history of European literature and ideas greatly exceeds that of any other prose writer in any language". Cicero introduced the Romans to the chief ...more

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