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A comprehensive directory of world famous philosophers, including their biography, philosophies and work.

Plato once said ‘Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder’. With this wonder a philosopher expresses his thoughts sometimes making life easier for millions. Commonly called ‘thinkers’, philosophers search for the hidden meanings of things and then nurture it in a system of thoughts. Often, they share these thoughts with the world even though they know the fragility of the society. Philosophers turn their hurtful experiences into lessons and share them to save several others from the vices of life. Education does not necessarily make a philosopher, however a degree is often acquired by many. However, the beauty lies in the fact that no two philosophers are alike. Some are like wine: the older the better, like Socrates; others are meteors like Nietzsche, full of their own brilliance and beauty. Some are drowned in their sorrow and some are hopeful beyond their sorrow. Yet each of them finds a connection with someone and speaks of his own individuality. At every age Philosophers add to life and show that there’s one hidden in each of us. Discover this space for the list of famous Philosophers with their biographies that include trivia and interesting facts about them and also tracing their timeline and life history.
Abdolkarim Soroush Abdolkarim Soroush

Abdolkarim Soroush is a religious leader of great ...

Abraham Joshua Heschel Abraham Joshua Heschel

Born in a family of eminent rabbis, Abraham's ...

Adam Smith Adam Smith

Adam Smith was a pioneer of political economy and ...

Adi Shankara Adi Shankara

Adi Shankara was an 8th century Indian Hindu ...

Alan Watts Alan Watts

Alan Watts or Alan Wilson Watts was a British ...

Albert Camus Albert Camus

A Nobel Prize laureate, Albert Camus was the ...

Albert Schweitzer Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer was a German born French ...

Alexander Bain Philosopher Alexander Bain - Philosop...

Alexander Bain was a prominent philosopher and ...

Alexander Herzen Alexander Herzen

Alexander Herzen was a Russian author and ...

Alfred North Whitehead Alfred North Whitehead

Alfred North Whitehead was a British ...

Allan Bloom Allan Bloom

A philosopher, academician and classicist, Allan ...

Alphonsus Liguori Alphonsus Liguori

Alphonsus Liguori was an Italian theologian, ...

Amartya Sen Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen is a much-admired, award winning ...

Anaxagoras Anaxagoras

Anaxagoras of Clazomenae was an ancient Greek ...

Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius Anicius Manlius Severinus...

“Last of the Romans”, as he is fondly dubbed, ...

Anna Comnena Anna Comnena

Anna Comnena was a Greek princess and scholar who ...

Aristotle Aristotle

Aristotle was a Greek philosopher, better known ...

Arthur Schopenhauer Arthur Schopenhauer

An isolated, aggressive and pessimistic person, ...

Auguste Comte Auguste Comte

Auguste Comte or Isidore Auguste Marie François ...

Avicenna Avicenna

Avicenna was the most influential and renowned ...

Baruch Spinoza Baruch Spinoza

Baruch Spinoza was one of the frontrunners of ...

Bertrand Russell Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl ...

Blaise Pascal Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician, ...

Bob Black Bob Black

Bob Black is considered one of the foremost ...

Cicero Cicero

Marcus Cicero was a Roman philosopher, ...

Dallas Willard Dallas Willard

Dallas Albert Willard was one of the most ...

Daniel Dennett Daniel Dennett

Daniel Dennett is an American philosopher and ...

David Hume David Hume

David Hume was a fabulous philosopher, historian, ...

Debendranath Tagore Debendranath Tagore

Debendranath Tagore was an Indian religious ...

Diogenes Of Sinope Diogenes Of Sinope

Diogenes was a commendable Greek philosopher and ...

Emile Durkheim Emile Durkheim

David Émile Durkheim is regarded as the ...

Epicurus Epicurus

Epicurus was an ancient Greek philosopher and one ...

F.H Bradley F. H. Bradley

Francis Herbert Bradley, OM was one of the most ...

Francis Bacon Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon was a legendary English ...

Francis Schaeffer Francis Schaeffer

Francis Schaeffer was an American Evangelical ...

Friedrich Nietzsche Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche was a famous German ...

Friedrich Schiller Friedrich Schiller

Voted by a Franco-German TV network as ‘the ...

Friedrich August von Hayek Friedrich von Hayek

If there is one twentieth-century economist who ...

Galen Galen

Galen was an ancient Greek physician and surgeon ...

Galileo Galilei Galileo Galilei

Often remembered as the Father of Modern ...

George Berkeley George Berkeley

George Berkeley, an Anglo-Irish Anglican bishop, ...

George Boole George Boole

British mathematician and logician George Boole ...

George Santayana George Santayana

George Santayana was a Spanish American ...

Gottfried Leibniz Gottfried W. Leibniz

Gottfried W. Leibniz holds a prominent position ...

Heraclitus Heraclitus

Heraclitus was a Greek philosopher who was an ...

Herbert Spencer Herbert Spencer

Herbert Spencer was an English philosopher, ...

Hippocrates Hippocrates

Hippocrates is a radiant name in the history of ...

Ibn Khaldun Ibn Khaldun

Ibn Khaldun was a 14th century Arab Muslim ...

Immanuel Kant Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant was a famous Prussian philosopher. ...

Imre Lakatos Imre Lakatos

Imre Lakatos was a Jewish-Hungarian philosopher ...

Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

The social reformer who strived to make life ...

Jacques Derrida Jacques Derrida

Jacques Derrida was one of the most significant ...

Jean Le Rond d’Alembert Jean Le Rond d’Alembert...

A great mathematician, philosopher and music ...

Jean Piaget Jean Piaget

Jean Piaget was a Swiss psychologist and ...

Jean-Jacques Rousseau Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Jean-Jacques Rousseau was an influential Genevan ...

Jean-Paul Sartre Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre was an excellent ...

Jeremy Bentham Jeremy Bentham

Jeremy Bentham, the key founder of the Principle ...

Jiddu Krishnamurti Jiddu Krishnamurti

Jiddu Krishnamurti was one of the paramount ...

John Dewey John Dewey

John Dewey was a famous American philosopher, ...

John Locke John Locke

John Locke was an outstanding English philosopher ...

John Rawls John Rawls

John Rawls was one of the leading American ...

John Stuart Mill John Stuart Mill

A British philosopher and civil servant, John ...

Karl Marx Karl Marx

Karl Marx was a 19th century philosopher, ...

Karl Popper Karl Popper

Karl Popper, also known as Sir Karl Raimund ...

Ken Wilber Ken Wilber

Ken Wilber is one of the most important ...

Kurt Gödel Kurt Gödel

Kurt Friedrich Gödel was known for his ...

Lao Tzu Lao Tzu (Laozi)

Lao Tzu or Laozi, who existed in the 6th century ...

Seneca the Younger Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Lucius Annaeus Seneca was a Roman philosopher and ...

Ľudovít Å túr Ľudovít Štúr...

Ľudovít Štúr was a Slovak politician, poet ...

Ludwig von Mises Ludwig von Mises

Ludwig von Mises was a famous Austrian economist ...

Ludwig Wittgenstein Ludwig Wittgenstein

Ludwig Wittgenstein was an Austrian philosopher ...

Maimonides Maimonides

Moses ben-Maimon, commonly called Maimonides, was ...

Martin Buber Martin Buber

Martin Buber was an influential twentieth century ...

Martin Heidegger Martin Heidegger

Martin Heidegger was a German philosopher, who is ...

Mary Wollstonecraft Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft was a famous, ...

Meister Eckhart Meister Eckhart

Eckhart von Hochheim, better known to the world ...

Mencius Mencius

Mencius was a famous Chinese philosopher, born in ...

Michel de Montaigne Michel de Montaigne

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne was among the most ...

Michel Foucault Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault was a prominent French ...

Mikhail Bakunin Mikhail Bakunin

Legendary Russian revolutionary, anarchist and ...

Milan Rastislav Å tefánik Milan Rastislav Štefáni...

Milan Rastislav Stefanik was a Slovak ...

Mirza Fatali Akhundov Mirza Fatali Akhundov

Mirza Fatali Akhundov was a renowned Azerbaijani ...

Baron de Montesquieu Montesquieu

Baron de Montesquieu was a French author, ...

Muhammad Iqbal Muhammad Iqbal

Sir Muhammad Iqbal, also famously known as Allama ...

Murray Rothbard Murray Rothbard

Murray Newton Rothbard was an American economist, ...

Nasir al-Din al-Tusi Nasir al-Din al-Tusi

Nasir al-Din al-Tusi was a prolific author and an ...

v Nikos Kazantzakis

Nikos Kazantzakis, a Greek philosopher and ...

Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg/Novalis Novalis

Novalis was amongst the most renowned poet, ...

Paul Tillich Paul Tillich

Widely revered as 'one of the most influential ...

Paulo Freire Paulo Freire

Paulo Reglus Neves Freire was a professor and ...

Peter Singer Peter Singer

Peter Albert David Singer is a world famous ...

Philo Philo

Philo who, also known as Philo of Alexandria, ...

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Pierre Teilhard de Chardi...

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was a famous French ...

Plato Plato

Plato was a classical Greek philosopher and ...

Plotinus Plotinus

Plotinus was an ancient philosopher considered as ...

Plutarch Plutarch

Plutarch was a Greek historian, biographer, ...

Protagoras Protagoras

Protagoras was a Greek philosopher, thinker and ...

Pythagoras Pythagoras

Pythagoras of Samos was a well-known ...

Reinhold Niebuhr Reinhold Niebuhr

Reinhold Niebuhr was a well known American ...