Find out more about the greatest 21st Century Philosophers, including Noam Chomsky, Deepak Chopra, Amartya Sen, Peter Singer and Judith Butler.
Noam ChomskyNoam Chomsky
07 December 1928, American
Linguist
Sam HarrisSam Harris
09 April 1967, American
Philosopher, Author

Amartya SenAmartya Sen
03 November 1933, Indian
Economist & Philosopher

Peter SingerPeter Singer
06 July 1946, Australian
Philosopher

Alain de BottonAlain de Botton
20 December 1969, Swiss, British
Author

Daniel DennettDaniel Dennett
28 March 1942, American
 
Christina Hoff SommersChristina Hoff Sommers
28 September 1950, American
Author, Philosopher

René GirardRené Girard
25 December 1923, French
Philosopher

Ken WilberKen Wilber
31 January 1949, American
Writer, Philosopher
Martin SeligmanMartin Seligman
12 August 1942, American
Psychologist

Robert M. PirsigRobert M. Pirsig
06 September 1928, American
Writer, Philosopher
Dallas WillardDallas Willard
04 September 1935, American
 

Abdolkarim SoroushAbdolkarim Soroush
16 December 1945, Iranian
Thinker and Reformer

Bob BlackBob Black
04 January 1951, American
American author

Cometan Cometan
01 July 1998, British
Philosopher

Slavoj ŽižekSlavoj Žižek
21 March 1949, Slovenian
Philosopher
Roger ScrutonRoger Scruton
27 February 1944, British
Philosopher

Stefan MolyneuxStefan Molyneux
24 September 1966, Canadian
Philosopher, Writer, Novelist, Podcaster, YouTuber

Cornel WestCornel West
02 June 1953, American
Theologian, Philosopher, University teacher,

Judith ButlerJudith Butler
24 February 1956, American
Philosopher, Writer, University teacher,
James RandiJames Randi
07 August 1928, American
Philosopher, Stage magician

Roger PenroseRoger Penrose
08 August 1931, British
Mathematician, Physicist, Writer, Philosopher,
Jürgen HabermasJürgen Habermas
18 June 1929, German
Sociologist, Philosopher, University teacher

Mohammad KhatamiMohammad Khatami
29 September 1943, Iranian
Philosopher, Politician, Librarian, Writer

Jean VanierJean Vanier
10 September 1928, Canadian
Philosopher, Philanthropist
Vandana ShivaVandana Shiva
05 November 1952, Indian
Philosopher, Physicist, Writer, University teacher

George SteinerGeorge Steiner
23 April 1929, French, American
Philosopher, Novelist, Writer, University teacher,
Martha NussbaumMartha Nussbaum
06 May 1947, American
Philosopher, Writer, University teacher

William Lane CraigWilliam Lane Craig
23 August 1949, American
Philosopher, Theologian, University teacher,

Nick BostromNick Bostrom
10 March 1973, Swedish
Philosopher, University teacher, Computer
Douglas HofstadterDouglas Hofstadter
15 February 1945, American
Philosopher, Writer, University teacher, Computer

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Peter AbelardPeter Abelard
1079 AD, French
Theologian, Philosopher, Composer, Linguist, Poet,
Gayatri Chakravorty SpivakGayatri Chakravorty Spivak
24 February 1942, Indian
Writer, Philosopher, University teacher,

John SearleJohn Searle
31 July 1932, American
Philosopher

R. C. SproulR. C. Sproul
13 February 1939, American
Theologian, Philosopher, Non-fiction writer,

Giorgio AgambenGiorgio Agamben
22 April 1942, Italian
Philosopher, Writer, University teacher, Poet
Bernard-Henri LévyBernard-Henri Lévy
05 November 1948, Algerian
Intellectual
Hans-Hermann HoppeHans-Hermann Hoppe
02 September 1949, German
Economist, Philosopher, Academic, University

Alain BadiouAlain Badiou
17 January 1937, French
Philosopher, Novelist, Playwright, Editor,

Zygmunt BaumanZygmunt Bauman
19 November 1925, Polish, British
Sociologist

Thomas NagelThomas Nagel
04 July 1937, American
Philosopher, University teacher, Writer
Bruno LatourBruno Latour
22 June 1947, French
Philosopher, Anthropologist, Sociologist,

Julia KristevaJulia Kristeva
24 June 1941, Bulgarian, French
Philosopher, Writer, Feminist

David ChalmersDavid Chalmers
20 April 1966, Australian
Philosopher, University teacher

Alasdair MacIntyreAlasdair MacIntyre
12 January 1929, British, American
Philosopher, Professor

Alvin PlantingaAlvin Plantinga
15 November 1932, American
Theologian, Philosopher, University teacher
Terry EagletonTerry Eagleton
22 February 1943, British
Literary critic

Saul KripkeSaul Kripke
13 November 1940, American
Philosopher, University teacher, Writer, Physician
Hilary PutnamHilary Putnam
31 July 1926, American
Mathematician, Philosopher, University teacher,

Kwame Anthony AppiahKwame Anthony Appiah
08 May 1954, American
Philosopher, Professor

Tariq RamadanTariq Ramadan
26 August 1962, Swiss
Writer, Faculty, University teacher
A. C. GraylingA. C. Grayling
03 April 1949, British
Philosopher, University teacher

Derek ParfitDerek Parfit
11 December 1942, British
Philosopher
Michael IgnatieffMichael Ignatieff
12 May 1947, Canadian
Journalist, Historian, Politician, Novelist,

Ted NelsonTed Nelson
17 June 1937, American
Philosopher

Michael J. SandelMichael J. Sandel
05 March 1953, American
Professor, Political philosopher, Educationist,

Carol GilliganCarol Gilligan
28 November 1936, American
Psychologist, Philosopher, Non-fiction writer,

Antonio NegriAntonio Negri
01 August 1933, Italian
Philosopher, Politician, Professor, Economist
Luce IrigarayLuce Irigaray
03 May 1930, Belgian, French
Philosopher, Linguist, University teacher,

Jakob AmmannJakob Ammann
12 February 1644, Swiss
Tailor

Mario BungeMario Bunge
21 September 1919, Argentinian
Physicist, Philosopher, Essayist, Sociologist,

Colin WilsonColin Wilson
26 June 1931, British
Writer
Muhammad Tahir-ul-QadriMuhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
19 February 1951, Pakistani
Linguist, Politician, Translator, Writer

Jacques RancièreJacques Rancière
10 June 1940, Algerian
Philosopher
Peter SloterdijkPeter Sloterdijk
26 June 1947, German
Philosopher, Television presenter, Writer,

Hossein NasrHossein Nasr
07 April 1933
Philosopher, University teacher

Alain de BenoistAlain de Benoist
11 December 1943, French
Journalist, Philosopher
Charlotte LawsCharlotte Laws
11 May 1960, American
Politician

Riaz Ahmed Gohar ShahiRiaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi
25 November 1941, Pakistani
Writer, Poet
Michel OnfrayMichel Onfray
01 January 1959, French
Philosopher, Writer, Historian, Essayist, Audio

Michael WalzerMichael Walzer
03 March 1935, American
Philosopher, Political scientist, University

Richard CarrierRichard Carrier
01 December 1969, American
Historian, Philosopher
Hubert DreyfusHubert Dreyfus
15 October 1929, American
Philosopher, University teacher

John Shelby SpongJohn Shelby Spong
16 June 1931, American
Priest, Theologian, Philosopher, Writer
Peter KreeftPeter Kreeft
1937 AD, American
theologian, philosopher, writer

Michael HallidayMichael Halliday
13 April 1925, Australian, British
Linguist, Philosopher, Educationist, University

Ian HackingIan Hacking
18 February 1936, Canadian
Philosopher, Professor

Eve Kosofsky SedgwickEve Kosofsky Sedgwick
02 May 1950, American
Academic Scholar
Richard SwinburneRichard Swinburne
26 December 1934, British
Philosopher, Writer, University teacher
Grace Lee BoggsGrace Lee Boggs
27 June 1915, American
Writer, Civil rights advocate, Non-fiction writer

Bernard StieglerBernard Stiegler
01 April 1952, French
Philosopher

Norman GeislerNorman Geisler
21 July 1932, American
 

Huston SmithHuston Smith
31 May 1919
Philosopher
Molefi Kete AsanteMolefi Kete Asante
14 August 1942, American
Writer, Philosopher, University teacher

Tzvetan TodorovTzvetan Todorov
01 March 1939, Bulgarian, French
Non-fiction writer, Historian, Semiologist,

Gustavo GutiérrezGustavo Gutiérrez
08 June 1928, Peruvian
Philosopher

Ahmed el-TayebAhmed el-Tayeb
06 January 1946, Egyptian
Philosopher, Theologian, University teacher,

Patricia Hill CollinsPatricia Hill Collins
01 May 1948, American
Philosopher, Sociologist, University teacher,
Facundo CabralFacundo Cabral
22 May 1937, Argentinian
Singer

Jerry FodorJerry Fodor
1935 AD, American
philosopher, scientist, university teacher
Massimo PigliucciMassimo Pigliucci
16 January 1964, American
Biologist, Philosopher, Geneticist, Writer,

Jostein GaarderJostein Gaarder
08 August 1952, Norwegian
Writer, Teacher, Novelist, Philosopher, Children's
Quentin SkinnerQuentin Skinner
26 November 1940, British
Philosopher, Historian, University teacher
Stanley HauerwasStanley Hauerwas
24 July 1940, American
Ethicist, Philosopher, Theologian