List of Famous Philosophers

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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
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 ...more
Ayn Rand is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
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 ...more
Deepak Chopra is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
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 ...more
Cicero is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
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 ...more
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing was a German writer, philosopher, dramatist, publicist and art critic, and one of the most outstanding representatives of the Enlightenment era. His plays and ...more
Geoffrey Chaucer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Geoffrey Chaucer, known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages and was the first poet to be buried in Poets' Corner of Westminster ...more
Khalil Gibran is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Khalil Gibran was a Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer of the New York Pen League. Born in the town of Bsharri in the Mount Lebanon Mutasarrifate, Ottoman Empire, as a young man he ...more
Samuel Taylor Coleridge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake ...more
Iris Murdoch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Dame Jean Iris Murdoch DBE was an Irish-born British author and philosopher, best known for her novels about good and evil, sexual relationships, morality, and the power of the unconscious. Her ...more
Tomáš Masaryk is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, sometimes called Thomas Masaryk in English, was a Czechoslovak politician, sociologist and philosopher, who as an eager advocate of Czechoslovak independence ...more
Molefi Kete Asante is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Molefi Kete Asante is an African-American professor. He is a leading figure in the fields of African-American Studies, African Studies and Communication Studies. He is currently Professor in the ...more
Jiddu Krishnamurti is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Jiddu Krishnamurti was an Indian speaker and writer on philosophical and spiritual subjects. In his early life he was groomed to be the new World Teacher but later rejected this mantle and ...more
Imran Nazar Hosein is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Sheikh Imran Nazar Hosein is an Islamic scholar, author and philosopher specialising in Islamic eschatology, world politics, economics, and modern socio-economic/political issues. He is the ...more
Raymond Smullyan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Raymond Merrill Smullyan is an American mathematician, concert pianist, logician, Taoist philosopher, and magician. Born in Far Rockaway, New York, his first career was stage magic. He then ...more
Francis Fukuyama is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Yoshihiro Francis Fukuyama is an American political scientist, political economist, and author. Fukuyama is known for his book The End of History and the Last Man, which argued that the ...more
Terre Thaemlitz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Terre Thaemlitz is a musician, public speaker, and owner of the Comatonse Recordings record label. Her work critically combines themes of identity politics - including gender, sexuality, class, ...more
Cao Xueqin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Cao Xueqin was a Chinese writer during the Qing dynasty. He is best known as the author of Dream of the Red Chamber, one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature.
Jan Zwicky is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Jan Zwicky is a Canadian philosopher, poet, essayist, and musician. She received her BA from the University of Calgary and earned her PhD at the University of Toronto in 1981 where her studies ...more
Antoni Lange is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Antoni Lange was a Polish poet, philosopher, polyglot, writer, novelist, science-writer, reporter and translator. A representative of Polish Parnassianism and symbolism, he is also regarded as ...more
Max Frisch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Max Rudolf Frisch was a Swiss playwright and novelist. Frisch's works focused on problems of identity, individuality, responsibility, morality, and political commitment. His use of irony is a ...more
Nikos Kazantzakis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Nikos Kazantzakis was a Greek writer and philosopher, celebrated for his novel Zorba the Greek, considered his magnum opus. He became known globally after the 1964 release of the Michael ...more
Michael Polanyi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Michael Polanyi, FRS was a Hungarian-British polymath, who made important theoretical contributions to physical chemistry, economics, and philosophy. He argued that positivism supplies a false ...more
William A. Dembski is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
William Albert "Bill" Dembski is an American mathematician, philosopher and theologian. A proponent of intelligent design, specifically the concept of specified complexity, he serves ...more
Steve Fuller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Steve William Fuller is an American philosopher-sociologist in the field of science and technology studies. He has published in the areas of social epistemology, academic freedom, and the ...more
Alfred Korzybski is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Alfred Habdank Skarbek Korzybski was a Polish-American independent scholar who developed a field called general semantics, which he viewed as both distinct from, and more encompassing than, the ...more