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

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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.

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Karl Marx Karl Marx
Prussian

Plato Plato
Greek

C. S. Lewis C. S. Lewis
Irish, British

Leon Trotsky Leon Trotsky
Russian, Ukrainian, Russian

Albert Camus Albert Camus
Algerian, French

Confucius Confucius
Chinese

Cicero Cicero
Italian, Ancient Roman

Ibn Arabi Ibn Arabi
Spanish

Voltaire Voltaire
French

Chanakya Chanakya
Indian

Alan Watts Alan Watts
British, American
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Bertrand Russell Bertrand Russell
British, Welsh

Adam Smith Adam Smith
Scottish

Sam Harris Sam Harris
American

David Hume David Hume
Scottish

Hypatia Hypatia
Ancient Roman
Sun Tzu Sun Tzu
Chinese

Rosa Luxemburg Rosa Luxemburg
German, Polish

Zoroaster Zoroaster
Iranian

Edmund Burke Edmund Burke
Irish, British

John Dewey John Dewey
American
Pliny the Elder Pliny the Elder
Ancient Roman

Maimonides Maimonides
Egyptian

Jacques Derrida Jacques Derrida
Algerian, French

Helena Blavatsky Helena Blavatsky
American, Russian

Epictetus Epictetus
Greek, Turkish

Plutarch Plutarch
Greek, Ancient Roman

Galen Galen
Greek

John Rawls John Rawls
American

Ibn Khaldun Ibn Khaldun
Egyptian, Tunisian

Petrarch Petrarch
Italian
Averroes Averroes
Spanish