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
Amartya SenAmartya Sen
03 November 1933, Indian
Economist & Philosopher

Sam HarrisSam Harris
09 April 1967, American
Philosopher, Author

Peter SingerPeter Singer
06 July 1946, Australian
Philosopher

Daniel DennettDaniel Dennett
28 March 1942, American
 

Alain de BottonAlain de Botton
20 December 1969, Swiss, British
Author
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
Stefan MolyneuxStefan Molyneux
24 September 1966, Canadian
Philosopher, Writer, Novelist, Podcaster, YouTuber

Cornel WestCornel West
02 June 1953, American
Theologian, Philosopher, University teacher,
James RandiJames Randi
07 August 1928, American
Philosopher, Stage magician

Bruno LatourBruno Latour
22 June 1947, French
Philosopher, Anthropologist, Sociologist,

Judith ButlerJudith Butler
24 February 1956, American
Philosopher, Writer, University teacher,
Jürgen HabermasJürgen Habermas
18 June 1929, German
Sociologist, Philosopher, University teacher

Nick BostromNick Bostrom
10 March 1973, Swedish
Philosopher, University teacher, Computer
EpictetusEpictetus
0050 AD, Greek, Turkish
Philosopher

Roger PenroseRoger Penrose
08 August 1931, British
Mathematician, Physicist, Writer, Philosopher,

Roger ScrutonRoger Scruton
17 February 1944, British
philosopher, political scientist, writer,

Martha NussbaumMartha Nussbaum
06 May 1947, American
Philosopher, Writer, University teacher
Vandana ShivaVandana Shiva
05 November 1952, Indian
Philosopher, Physicist, Writer, University teacher
Michael IgnatieffMichael Ignatieff
12 May 1947, Canadian
Journalist, Historian, Politician, Novelist,

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

John SearleJohn Searle
31 July 1932, American
Philosopher, University teacher

Douglas HofstadterDouglas Hofstadter
15 February 1945, American
Philosopher, Writer, University teacher, Computer
R. C. SproulR. C. Sproul
13 February 1939, American
Theologian, Philosopher, Non-fiction writer,

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Gayatri Chakravorty SpivakGayatri Chakravorty Spivak
24 February 1942, Indian
Writer, Philosopher, University teacher,

Tariq RamadanTariq Ramadan
26 August 1962, Swiss
Writer, Faculty, University teacher

Thomas NagelThomas Nagel
04 July 1937, American
Philosopher, University teacher, Writer

Norman GeislerNorman Geisler
21 July 1932, American
 
Giorgio AgambenGiorgio Agamben
22 April 1942, Italian
Philosopher, Writer, University teacher, Poet

Julia KristevaJulia Kristeva
24 June 1941, Bulgarian, French
Philosopher, Writer, Feminist
Alain BadiouAlain Badiou
17 January 1937, French
Philosopher, Novelist, Playwright, Editor,

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

Hilary PutnamHilary Putnam
31 July 1926, American
Mathematician, Philosopher, University teacher,
Michel SerresMichel Serres
01 September 1930, French
Philosopher, Writer

Mohammad KhatamiMohammad Khatami
29 September 1943, Iranian
Philosopher, Politician, Librarian, Writer
Kwame Anthony AppiahKwame Anthony Appiah
08 May 1954, American
Philosopher, Professor

Hans-Hermann HoppeHans-Hermann Hoppe
02 September 1949, German
Economist, Philosopher, Academic, University

Alvin PlantingaAlvin Plantinga
15 November 1932, American
Theologian, Philosopher, University teacher

A. C. GraylingA. C. Grayling
03 April 1949, British
Philosopher, University teacher

Saul KripkeSaul Kripke
13 November 1940, American
Philosopher, University teacher, Writer, Physician
Michael J. SandelMichael J. Sandel
05 March 1953, American
Professor, Political philosopher, Educationist,

Peter SloterdijkPeter Sloterdijk
26 June 1947, German
Philosopher, Television presenter, Writer,

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

Michael HallidayMichael Halliday
13 April 1925, Australian, British
Linguist, Philosopher, Educationist, University
Derek ParfitDerek Parfit
11 December 1942, British
Philosopher

Carol GilliganCarol Gilligan
28 November 1936, American
Psychologist, Philosopher, Non-fiction writer,
Colin WilsonColin Wilson
26 June 1931, British
Writer

Luce IrigarayLuce Irigaray
03 May 1930, Belgian, French
Philosopher, Linguist, University teacher,

Jean VanierJean Vanier
10 September 1928, Canadian
Philosopher, Philanthropist
Antonio NegriAntonio Negri
01 August 1933, Italian
Philosopher, Politician, Professor, Economist

Muhammad Tahir-ul-QadriMuhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
19 February 1951, Pakistani
Linguist, Politician, Translator, Writer
Alain de BenoistAlain de Benoist
11 December 1943, French
Journalist, Philosopher

Jakob AmmannJakob Ammann
12 February 1644, Swiss
Tailor

Richard CarrierRichard Carrier
01 December 1969, American
Historian, Philosopher
Michel OnfrayMichel Onfray
01 January 1959, French
Philosopher, Writer, Historian, Essayist, Audio

Patricia ChurchlandPatricia Churchland
16 July 1943, Canadian
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

Hubert DreyfusHubert Dreyfus
15 October 1929, American
Philosopher, University teacher

Hossein NasrHossein Nasr
07 April 1933
Philosopher, University teacher
Riaz Ahmed Gohar ShahiRiaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi
25 November 1941, Pakistani
Writer, Poet
Michael WalzerMichael Walzer
03 March 1935, American
Philosopher, Political scientist, University

Grace Lee BoggsGrace Lee Boggs
27 June 1915, American
Writer, Civil rights advocate, Non-fiction writer

George SteinerGeorge Steiner
23 April 1929, French, American
Philosopher, Novelist, Writer, University teacher,

Richard SwinburneRichard Swinburne
26 December 1934, British
Philosopher, Writer, University teacher
Bernard StieglerBernard Stiegler
01 April 1952, French
Philosopher

Raymond SmullyanRaymond Smullyan
25 May 1919, American
Mathematician, Pianist, Philosopher, University

John Ralston SaulJohn Ralston Saul
19 June 1947, Canadian
Philosopher, Novelist, Writer

Ian HackingIan Hacking
18 February 1936, Canadian
Philosopher, Professor

Jerry FodorJerry Fodor
1935 AD, American
philosopher, scientist, university teacher
Roberto Mangabeira UngerRoberto Mangabeira Unger
24 March 1947, Brazilian
Lawyer, Philosopher, University teacher, Economist

Huston SmithHuston Smith
31 May 1919
Philosopher
Massimo PigliucciMassimo Pigliucci
16 January 1964, American
Biologist, Philosopher, Geneticist, Writer,

Leonard PeikoffLeonard Peikoff
15 October 1933, American
Philosopher, Writer, Teacher, Radio personality

Jostein GaarderJostein Gaarder
08 August 1952, Norwegian
Writer, Teacher, Novelist, Philosopher, Children's
Charlotte LawsCharlotte Laws
11 May 1960, American
Politician

Edgar MorinEdgar Morin
08 July 1921, French
Politician, Philosopher, Sociologist, Director of
Ahmed el-TayebAhmed el-Tayeb
06 January 1946, Egyptian
Philosopher, Theologian, University teacher,

Mary MidgleyMary Midgley
13 September 1919, British
Philosopher, Author, University teacher, Writer

Stanley HauerwasStanley Hauerwas
24 July 1940, American
Ethicist, Philosopher, Theologian

Molefi Kete AsanteMolefi Kete Asante
14 August 1942, American
Writer, Philosopher, University teacher
Joseph RazJoseph Raz
21 March 1939, Israeli
Philosopher, University teacher

Patricia Hill CollinsPatricia Hill Collins
01 May 1948, American
Philosopher, Sociologist, University teacher,
Quentin SkinnerQuentin Skinner
26 November 1940, British
Philosopher, Historian, University teacher

Paul VirilioPaul Virilio
04 January 1932, French
Philosopher, Writer, Architect, Urban planner,
Peter van InwagenPeter van Inwagen
21 September 1942, American
Philosopher, University teacher

Tzvetan TodorovTzvetan Todorov
01 March 1939, Bulgarian, French
Non-fiction writer, Historian, Semiologist,
Jean-Luc MarionJean-Luc Marion
03 July 1946, French
Philosopher, Theologian, Writer, University