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

Leon Trotsky Leon Trotsky
Russian, Ukrainian, Russian

Plato Plato

Confucius Confucius

Cicero Cicero
Italian, Ancient Roman

Sam Harris Sam Harris

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

Albert Camus Albert Camus
Algerian, French

Alan Watts Alan Watts
British, American

Voltaire Voltaire

Ibn Arabi Ibn Arabi
Bertrand Russell Bertrand Russell
British, Welsh
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Adam Smith Adam Smith

Chanakya Chanakya

Edmund Burke Edmund Burke
Irish, British

Sun Tzu Sun Tzu

David Hume David Hume

Zoroaster Zoroaster

Rosa Luxemburg Rosa Luxemburg
German, Polish

John Dewey John Dewey

Pliny the Elder Pliny the Elder
Ancient Roman

Hypatia Hypatia
Ancient Roman

Jacques Derrida Jacques Derrida
Algerian, French

Helena Blavatsky Helena Blavatsky
American, Russian
Maimonides Maimonides

Plutarch Plutarch
Greek, Ancient Roman

Ibn Khaldun Ibn Khaldun
Egyptian, Tunisian

Epictetus Epictetus
Greek, Turkish

Mikhail Bakunin Mikhail Bakunin
Swiss, Russian

Averroes Averroes
John Rawls John Rawls

Herbert Marcuse Herbert Marcuse
German, American