Philosophy 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

Aziz Mian is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Aziz Mian Qawwal was one of Pakistan's leading traditional qawwals and also famous for singing ghazals in a unique style of qawwali. Aziz is still one of the most popular qawwals of South Asia. ...more

Ion Petrovici is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Ion Petrovici, Romanian philosopher, essayist, memorialist, writer, orator, and politician, professor at University of Iaşi, member of the Romanian Academy, Minister of National Education, a ...more

David Berlinski is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
David Berlinski is an American philosopher, educator, and author. Berlinski is a senior fellow of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture. A critic of the theory of evolution, ...more

K. N. Jayatilleke is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Kulatissa Nanda Jayatilleke was an internationally recognised authority on Buddhist philosophy whose book Early Buddhist Theory of Knowledge has been described as "an outstanding ...more

Abai Qunanbaiuli is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Abay Qunanbayuli was a great Kazakh poet, composer and philosopher. He was also a cultural reformer toward European and Russian cultures on the basis of enlightened Islam.

Alexander Bain is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Alexander Bain was a Scottish philosopher and educationalist in the British school of empiricism and a prominent and innovative figure in the fields of psychology, linguistics, logic, moral ...more

Mark Rowlands is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Mark Rowlands is a Welsh writer and philosopher. He is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami, and the author of several books on the philosophy of mind, the moral status of ...more

Mary Whiton Calkins is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Mary Whiton Calkins was an American philosopher and psychologist. Calkins was also the first woman to become president of the American Psychological Association.

James Robb is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
James H. Robb was a professor of philosophy at Marquette University, and was considered an expert in Medieval Philosophy and of the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Francesco Algarotti is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Count Francesco Algarotti was a Venetian polymath, philosopher, poet, essayist, anglophile, art critic and art collector. He was "one of the first Esprits cavaliers of the age," a man ...more

Charles Bucke is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Charles Bucke was an English writer who, despite being poor most of his life, still managed to produce roughly eleven different works, each varying in number of volumes and topics.

W.W. Bartley, III is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
William Warren Bartley, III, known as W.W. Bartley, III, was an American philosopher.

Ahmad Khani is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Ahmad Khani, Ahmad-i Khani or Ehmede Xani was a Kurdish writer, poet and philosopher. He was born amongst the Khani's tribe in Hakkari province in present-day Turkey. He moved to Bayezid in ...more

Constantin Antoniade is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Constantin Antoniade was a Romanian jurist, writer, historian, philosopher and diplomat. As a historian he was a concerned mainly with the Renaissance. He also translated works of John Ruskin ...more

Liu Shou-ch'eng is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Liu Shou-ch'eng was the magistrate and elected head of Yilan County in Taiwan in 1997-2005. Liu is a member of the Democratic Progressive Party, and was first elected to his current post in ...more

Onora O'Neill, Baroness O'Neil... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Onora Sylvia O'Neill, Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve CH CBE FBA FRS is a philosopher and a crossbench member of the House of Lords. The daughter of Sir Con Douglas Walter O'Neill, she was educated ...more

Paul Rabinow is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Paul Rabinow is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Director of the Anthropology of the Contemporary Research Collaboratory, and former Director of Human Practices for the ...more

Peter Stephen Du Ponceau is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Peter Stephen Du Ponceau, earlier in his life called Pierre-Étienne du Ponceau, was a French linguist, philosopher, and jurist. After emigrating to the colonies in 1777, he served in the ...more

Marcello Pera is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Marcello Pera is an Italian philosopher and politician. He was the President of the Italian Senate from 2001 to 2006.

Pandurang Shastri Athavale is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Pandurang Shastri Athavale, also known as Dadaji, which literally translates as "elder brother" in Marathi, was an Indian philosopher, spiritual leader, social activist and Hinduism ...more

U. G. Krishnamurti is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti, known as U. G. Krishnamurti, was an Indian thinker who questioned enlightenment. Famous Indian heroine Gautami is his very close relative and South Indian actress, ...more

Ahmad Baba al Massufi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Ahmad Baba al-Massufi al-Timbukti, full name Abu al-Abbas Ahmad ibn Ahmad al-Takruri Al-Massufi al-Timbukti, was a medieval Songhai writer, scholar, and political provocateur in the area then ...more

Robert Frenay is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Robert Frenay is an author and lecturer who describes and advocates a green or ecologically conscious approach to technological development and development of human civilization. Frenay lives in ...more

Zviad Kliment Lazarashvili is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Philosophers

Gómez Pereira is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Philosophers
Gómez Pereira was a Spanish philosopher, doctor, and natural humanist from Medina del Campo. Pereira worked hard to dispel medieval concepts of medicine and proposed the application of ...more