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NAME OCCUPATION SUMMARY BORN DIED  
Nicola Abbagnano Philosopher Italian existentialist 15-Jul-1901 09-Sep-1990 DEAD
Peter Abelard Philosopher French scholastic philosopher 1079 21-Apr-1142 DEAD
Mortimer J. Adler Philosopher How to Read a Book 28-Dec-1902 28-Jun-2001 DEAD
Theodor Adorno Philosopher Dialectic of Enlightenment 11-Sep-1903 06-Aug-1969 DEAD
Aenesidemus Philosopher Third skeptical school ? TBD DEAD
Samuel Alexander Philosopher Space, Time, and Deity 06-Jan-1859 13-Sep-1938 DEAD
Louis Althusser Philosopher Marxist theorist, anti-humanist 16-Oct-1918 22-Oct-1990 DEAD
Ammonius Hermiae Philosopher Commentaries on Aristotle ? TBD DEAD
Anton Wilhelm Amo Philosopher First European-educated African philosopher 1703 1784 DEAD
Anaxagoras Philosopher Matter composed of infinite elements ? TBD DEAD
Anaximander Philosopher First to develop a cosmology ? TBD DEAD
Anaximenes of Miletus Philosopher Aer as the source of all things ? TBD DEAD
Kwame Anthony Appiah Philosopher The Ethics of Identity 08-May-1954 TBD ADD
Hannah Arendt Philosopher Origins of Totalitarianism 14-Oct-1906 04-Dec-1975 DEAD
Aristippus Philosopher Founder of the Cyrenaic School ? TBD DEAD
Aristotle Philosopher Politics ? TBD DEAD
Raymond Aron Philosopher Political philosopher, social theorist 14-Mar-1905 17-Oct-1983 DEAD
Averroës Philosopher Islamic commentator on the classics 1126 1198 DEAD
A. J. Ayer Philosopher Language, Truth and Logic 29-Oct-1910 27-Jun-1989 DEAD
Irving Babbitt Philosopher Early leader of Neohumanism 02-Aug-1865 15-Jul-1933 DEAD
Francis Bacon Philosopher Novum Organum 22-Jan-1561 09-Apr-1626 DEAD
Roger Bacon Philosopher Doctor Mirabilis 1220 1292 DEAD
Rudolf Bahro Philosopher The Alternative in Eastern Europe 18-Nov-1935 05-Dec-1997 DEAD
Alexander Bain Philosopher The Senses and the Intellect 11-Jun-1818 18-Sep-1903 DEAD
William Barrett Philosopher Irrational Man 30-Dec-1913 08-Sep-1992 DEAD
Georges Bataille Philosopher Histoire de l'oeil 10-Sep-1897 08-Jul-1962 DEAD
Charles Batteux Philosopher Les Beaux-Arts réduits 06-May-1713 14-Jul-1780 DEAD
Jean Baudrillard Philosopher Simulacra and Simulation 29-Jul-1929 06-Mar-2007 DEAD
Cesare Beccaria Philosopher On Crimes and Punishments 15-Mar-1738 28-Nov-1794 DEAD
Walter Benjamin Philosopher The Arcades Project 15-Jul-1892 26-Sep-1940 DEAD
Jeremy Bentham Philosopher Proponent of Utilitarianism 15-Feb-1748 06-Jun-1832 DEAD
Gustav Bergmann Philosopher Ontologist 04-May-1906 21-Apr-1987 DEAD
Henri Bergson Philosopher L'Évolution Créatrice 18-Oct-1859 04-Jan-1941 DEAD
George Berkeley Philosopher Anti-intellectual empiricist philosopher 12-Mar-1685 14-Jan-1753 DEAD
Isaiah Berlin Philosopher The Hedgehog and the Fox 06-Jun-1909 05-Nov-1997 DEAD
Maurice Blanchot Philosopher L'Espace littéraire 22-Sep-1907 20-Feb-2003 DEAD
Ernst Bloch Philosopher Principle of Hope 08-Jul-1885 04-Aug-1977 DEAD
Allan Bloom Philosopher The Closing of the American Mind 14-Sep-1930 07-Oct-1992 DEAD
Norberto Bobbio Philosopher Philosopher of politics and the law 18-Oct-1909 09-Jan-2004 DEAD
Boethius Philosopher Consolation of Philosophy ? TBD DEAD
Murray Bookchin Philosopher The Ecology of Freedom 14-Jan-1921 30-Jul-2006 DEAD
F. H. Bradley Philosopher Appearance and Reality 30-Jan-1846 18-Sep-1924 DEAD
Constantin Brunner Philosopher German Jewish philosopher 27-Aug-1862 17-Aug-1937 DEAD
Martin Buber Philosopher Ich und Du 08-Feb-1878 13-Jun-1965 DEAD
Tyler Burge Philosopher Foundations of Mind 1946 TBD ADD
Jean Buridan Philosopher Buridan's Ass 1300 1358 DEAD
Edmund Burke Philosopher Reflections on the Revolution in France 01-Jan-1729 09-Jul-1797 DEAD
Tommaso Campanella Philosopher La città del Sole 05-Sep-1568 21-May-1639 DEAD
Rudolf Carnap Philosopher The Logical Syntax of Language 18-May-1891 14-Sep-1970 DEAD
Ernst Cassirer Philosopher The Myth of the State 28-Jul-1874 13-Apr-1945 DEAD
Cato the Younger Philosopher Foe of Julius Caesar ? TBD DEAD
Stanley Cavell Philosopher Professor of Aesthetics, Harvard 01-Sep-1926 TBD ADD
David Chalmers Philosopher Philosopher of Consciousness 20-Apr-1966 TBD ADD
Pierre Charron Philosopher De la Sagesse 1541 16-Nov-1603 DEAD
Samuel Clarke Philosopher Newtonian theologian 11-Oct-1675 17-May-1729 DEAD
Morris Raphael Cohen Philosopher Reason and Nature 25-Jul-1880 28-Jan-1947 DEAD
Anthony Collins Philosopher A Discourse on Freethinking 21-Jun-1676 13-Dec-1729 DEAD
Marquis de Condorcet Philosopher French Enlightenment philosopher 17-Sep-1743 29-Mar-1794 DEAD
Cratippus Philosopher Peripatetic philosopher ? TBD DEAD
Critolaus Philosopher Greek peripatetic philosopher ? TBD DEAD
Benedetto Croce Philosopher Philosophy of Spirit 25-Feb-1866 20-Nov-1952 DEAD
Ralph Cudworth Philosopher Intellectual System of the Universe 1617 26-Jun-1688 DEAD
Damascius Philosopher Last Neoplatonist philosopher ? TBD DEAD
Damon Philosopher Pythagorean philosopher ? TBD DEAD
Donald Davidson Philosopher Actions, Reasons And Causes 06-Mar-1917 30-Aug-2003 DEAD
Gilles Deleuze Philosopher Difference and Repetition 18-Jan-1925 04-Nov-1995 DEAD
Democritus Philosopher Early atomic theorist ? TBD DEAD
Daniel C. Dennett Philosopher Leading Darwinist and philosopher 28-Mar-1942 TBD ADD
Jacques Derrida Philosopher Deconstructionism, Intellectual Terrorist 15-Jul-1930 09-Oct-2004 DEAD
René Descartes Philosopher Discours de la Méthode 31-Mar-1596 11-Feb-1650 DEAD
Denis Diderot Philosopher L'Encyclopédie 05-Oct-1713 31-Jul-1784 DEAD
Wilhelm Dilthey Philosopher Methodology of the humanities 19-Nov-1833 01-Oct-1911 DEAD
Diogenes Philosopher Cynic ? TBD DEAD
Ronald Dworkin Philosopher Taking Rights Seriously 11-Dec-1931 14-Feb-2013 DEAD
Johann Augustus Eberhard Philosopher Neue Apologie des Socrates 31-Aug-1739 06-Jan-1809 DEAD
Irwin Edman Philosopher Philosopher’s Holiday 28-Nov-1896 04-Sep-1954 DEAD
Empedocles Philosopher Supposed inventor of Rhetoric ? TBD DEAD
Epictetus Philosopher Stoic, wrote Encheiridion ? TBD DEAD
Epicurus Philosopher Founder of the Epicurean School ? TBD DEAD
Johannes Scotus Erigena Philosopher De Divisione Naturae ? TBD DEAD
Rudolf Eucken Philosopher Individual and Society 05-Jan-1846 14-Sep-1926 DEAD
Ludwig Feuerbach Philosopher Das Weses des Christentums 28-Jul-1804 13-Sep-1872 DEAD
Paul K. Feyerabend Philosopher Against Method 13-Jan-1924 11-Feb-1994 DEAD
Johann Gottlieb Fichte Philosopher Critique of Revelation 19-May-1762 27-Jan-1814 DEAD
Marsilio Ficino Philosopher Italian humanist philosopher 19-Oct-1433 01-Oct-1499 DEAD
Antony Flew Philosopher British Libertarian philosopher 11-Feb-1923 08-Apr-2010 DEAD
Michel Foucault Philosopher History of Sexuality 15-Oct-1926 26-Jun-1984 DEAD
Charles Fourier Philosopher Socialist Utopian 07-Apr-1772 10-Oct-1837 DEAD
Hans-Georg Gadamer Philosopher Truth and Method 11-Feb-1900 13-Mar-2002 DEAD
Ernest Gellner Philosopher Words and Things 09-Dec-1925 05-Nov-1995 DEAD
Vincenzo Gioberti Philosopher Rinnovamenlo civile d'Italia 05-Apr-1801 26-Nov-1852 DEAD
Joseph Glanvill Philosopher The Vanity of Dogmatizing 1636 04-Nov-1680 DEAD
William Godwin Philosopher An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice 03-Mar-1756 30-Apr-1836 DEAD
Nelson Goodman Philosopher Fact, Fiction, and Forecast 07-Aug-1906 25-Nov-1998 DEAD
George Grant Philosopher Propagator of Red Toryism 13-Nov-1918 27-Sep-1988 DEAD
John Gray Philosopher Straw Dogs 17-Apr-1948 TBD ADD
T. H. Green Philosopher Prolegomena to Ethics 07-Apr-1836 26-Mar-1882 DEAD
G. I. Gurdjieff Philosopher Esoteric philosopher, The Fourth Way 1877 29-Oct-1949 DEAD
Jürgen Habermas Philosopher The Theory of Communicative Action 18-Jun-1929 TBD ADD
Ian Hacking Philosopher The Taming of Chance 18-Feb-1936 TBD ADD
Johann Georg Hamann Philosopher German theological thinker 27-Aug-1730 21-Jun-1788 DEAD
R. M. Hare Philosopher Moral Thinking 21-Mar-1919 29-Jan-2002 DEAD
James Harrington Philosopher Oceana 07-Jan-1611 11-Sep-1677 DEAD
David Hartley Philosopher Theory of associationism 08-Aug-1705 28-Aug-1757 DEAD
Eduard von Hartmann Philosopher Philosophy of the Unconscious 23-Feb-1842 05-Jun-1906 DEAD
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Philosopher Phenomenology of Spirit 27-Aug-1770 14-Nov-1831 DEAD
Martin Heidegger Philosopher Being and Time 26-Sep-1889 26-May-1976 DEAD
Claude-Adrien Helvétius Philosopher De l'Esprit 26-Jan-1715 26-Dec-1771 DEAD
Heraclides Ponticus Philosopher Perhaps an early heliocentrist ? TBD DEAD
Heraclitus Philosopher Fire-centric theory of the universe ? TBD DEAD
Herbert of Cherbury Philosopher De Veritate 03-Mar-1583 05-Aug-1648 DEAD
Johann Gottfried Herder Philosopher Sturm und Drang movement 25-Aug-1744 18-Dec-1803 DEAD
Hippias of Elis Philosopher Greek sophist ? TBD DEAD
Thomas Hobbes Philosopher Leviathan 05-Apr-1588 04-Dec-1679 DEAD
William E. Hocking Philosopher The Meaning of God in Human Experience 10-Aug-1873 12-Jun-1966 DEAD
Sidney Hook Philosopher Pragmatist 20-Dec-1902 12-Jul-1989 DEAD
David Hume Philosopher Empiricist nonpareil 07-May-1711 25-Aug-1776 DEAD
Edmund Husserl Philosopher Phenomenological philosopher 08-Apr-1859 26-Apr-1938 DEAD
Don Ihde Philosopher Technics and Praxis 14-Jan-1934 TBD ADD
Ivan Illich Philosopher Deschooling Society 04-Sep-1926 02-Dec-2002 DEAD
Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi Philosopher German Spinozist 25-Jan-1743 18-Mar-1819 DEAD
William James Philosopher The Principles of Psychology 11-Jan-1842 26-Aug-1910 DEAD
Karl Jaspers Philosopher Existential thinker 23-Feb-1883 26-Feb-1969 DEAD
Hans Jonas Philosopher Gnostic philosopher 10-May-1903 05-Feb-1993 DEAD
Immanuel Kant Philosopher Transcendental idealist 22-Apr-1724 12-Feb-1804 DEAD
Søren Kierkegaard Philosopher Father of existentialism 05-May-1813 11-Nov-1855 DEAD
Ladislav Klíma Philosopher The Sufferings of Prince Sternenhoch 08-Aug-1878 19-Apr-1928 DEAD
Alexandre Kojève Philosopher Hegelian philosopher, Europeanist 28-Apr-1902 04-Jun-1968 DEAD
Leszek Kolakowski Philosopher Polish refugee philosopher 23-Oct-1927 17-Jul-2009 DEAD
Julia Kristeva Philosopher Psychoanalyst, linguistic philsopher 24-Jun-1941 TBD ADD
Paul Kurtz Philosopher Pro-skeptic activist 21-Dec-1925 20-Oct-2012 DEAD
Imre Lakatos Philosopher Philosopher of Science and Mathematics 09-Nov-1922 02-Feb-1974 DEAD
Laurence Lampert Philosopher Leo Strauss and Nietzsche 10-Jun-1941 TBD ADD
Keith Lehrer Philosopher Metamind 10-Jan-1936 TBD ADD
Leucippus Philosopher Father of Atomism ? TBD DEAD
Emmanuel Levinas Philosopher Totality and Infinity 12-Jan-1906 25-Dec-1995 DEAD
George Henry Lewes Philosopher The Problems of Life and Mind 18-Apr-1817 28-Nov-1878 DEAD
John Locke Philosopher An Essay Concerning Human Understanding 29-Aug-1632 28-Oct-1704 DEAD
Jean-François Lyotard Philosopher Founder of Postmodernism 10-Aug-1924 21-Apr-1998 DEAD
Macrobius Philosopher Saturnalia ? TBD DEAD
Nicolas Malebranche Philosopher De la recherche de la vérité 06-Aug-1638 13-Oct-1715 DEAD
Gabriel Marcel Philosopher French existential philosopher 07-Dec-1889 08-Oct-1973 DEAD
Herbert Marcuse Philosopher One-Dimensional Man 19-Jul-1898 29-Jul-1979 DEAD
Jean-Luc Marion Philosopher Phenomenologist, God Without Being 03-Jul-1946 TBD ADD
Jacques Maritain Philosopher Interpreter of St. Thomas 18-Nov-1882 28-Apr-1973 DEAD
Aloysius Martinich Philosopher The Two Gods of Leviathan 28-Jun-1946 TBD ADD
John McDowell Philosopher Mind and World 07-Mar-1942 TBD ADD
George Herbert Mead Philosopher Pragmatist, social behaviorist 27-Feb-1863 26-Apr-1931 DEAD
Moses Mendelssohn Philosopher Brilliant German-Jewish philosopher 26-Sep-1729 04-Jan-1786 DEAD
Maurice Merleau-Ponty Philosopher Phenomenology of Perception 14-Mar-1908 04-May-1961 DEAD
Mary Midgley Philosopher Beast and Man 13-Sep-1919 TBD ADD
James Mill Philosopher History of India 06-Apr-1773 23-Jun-1836 DEAD
John Stuart Mill Philosopher Liberal philosopher and essayist 20-May-1806 08-May-1873 DEAD
Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu Philosopher De l'Esprit des Lois 18-Jan-1689 10-Feb-1755 DEAD
G. E. Moore Philosopher Principia Ethica 04-Nov-1873 24-Oct-1958 DEAD
Sir Thomas More Philosopher Utopia 07-Feb-1477 06-Jul-1535 DEAD
Arne Naess Philosopher Ecological philosopher 27-Jan-1912 12-Jan-2009 DEAD
Thomas Nagel Philosopher What is it like to be a bat? 04-Jul-1937 TBD ADD
Friedrich Nietzsche Philosopher God is dead 15-Oct-1844 25-Aug-1900 DEAD
Robert Nozick Philosopher Libertarian philosopher 16-Nov-1938 23-Jan-2002 DEAD
Martha Nussbaum Philosopher The Fragility of Goodness 06-May-1947 TBD ADD
Onora O'Neill Philosopher President of the British Academy, 2005-09 23-Aug-1941 TBD ADD
Michael Oakeshott Philosopher Rationalism in Politics 11-Dec-1901 19-Dec-1990 DEAD
William of Ockham Philosopher Occam's Razor 1285 09-Apr-1348 DEAD
Peter D. Ouspensky Philosopher Esoteric philosopher, Tertium Organum 05-Mar-1878 02-Oct-1947 DEAD
Parmenides Philosopher On Nature ? TBD DEAD
Leonard Peikoff Philosopher Proseletyzer of objectivism 15-Oct-1933 TBD ADD
Charles Sanders Peirce Philosopher Founder of Pragmatism 10-Sep-1839 19-Apr-1914 DEAD
Phaedo Philosopher Founded a school in Elis ? TBD DEAD
Phanias Philosopher Commentator on Aristotle ? TBD DEAD
Giovanni Pico della Mirandola Philosopher Italian philosopher and mystic 24-Feb-1463 17-Nov-1494 DEAD
Plato Philosopher The Republic ? TBD DEAD
Plotinus Philosopher Founder of the Neoplatonic school ? TBD DEAD
Richard H. Popkin Philosopher The History of Scepticism 27-Dec-1923 14-Apr-2005 DEAD
Karl Popper Philosopher Critical Rationalist 28-Jul-1902 17-Sep-1994 DEAD
Porphyry Philosopher Introductio in Praedicamenta ? TBD DEAD
Hilary Putnam Philosopher Philosophy of Mind 31-Jul-1926 13-Mar-2016 DEAD
Willard Van Orman Quine Philosopher Two Dogmas of Empiricism 25-Jun-1908 25-Dec-2000 DEAD
Sayyid Qutb Philosopher Muslim Brotherhood philosopher 09-Oct-1906 29-Aug-1966 DEAD
Peter Railton Philosopher Facts, Values, and Norms 23-May-1950 TBD ADD
John Rawls Philosopher A Theory of Justice 21-Feb-1921 24-Nov-2002 DEAD
Thomas Reid Philosopher Epistemologist, Common Sense school 26-Apr-1710 07-Oct-1796 DEAD
Charles-Bernard Renouvier Philosopher Neocritical idealist 01-Jan-1815 01-Sep-1903 DEAD
Richard Rorty Philosopher Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature 04-Oct-1931 08-Jun-2007 DEAD
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Philosopher Conceptualized the Social Contract 28-Jun-1712 02-Jul-1778 DEAD
Josiah Royce Philosopher The Religious Aspect of Philosophy 20-Nov-1855 14-Sep-1916 DEAD
Ammonius Saccas Philosopher Early neo-Platonist school ? TBD DEAD
George Santayana Philosopher The Realms of Being 16-Dec-1863 26-Sep-1952 DEAD
Jean-Paul Sartre Philosopher Nausea, No Exit 21-Jun-1905 15-Apr-1980 DEAD
Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling Philosopher Naturphilosophie 27-Jan-1775 20-Aug-1854 DEAD
Friedrich Schleiermacher Philosopher A founder of Protestant theology 21-Nov-1768 12-Feb-1834 DEAD
Moritz Schlick Philosopher Positivist philosopher, Vienna Circle 14-Apr-1882 22-Jun-1936 DEAD
Arthur Schopenhauer Philosopher Philosopher of Pessimism 22-Feb-1788 21-Sep-1860 DEAD
Roger Scruton Philosopher The Meaning of Conservatism 27-Feb-1944 TBD ADD
John Searle Philosopher Chinese Room Argument, Philosopher of Language 31-Jul-1932 TBD ADD
Wilfrid Sellars Philosopher Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind 20-May-1912 02-Jul-1989 DEAD
Henry Sidgwick Philosopher Method of Ethics 31-May-1838 29-Aug-1900 DEAD
Peter Singer Philosopher Animal Liberation 06-Jul-1946 TBD ADD
Socrates Philosopher Developer of the Socratic Method ? TBD DEAD
Fred Sommers Philosopher The Logic of Natural Language 01-Jan-1923 02-Oct-2014 DEAD
Georges Sorel Philosopher Reflections on Violence 02-Nov-1847 29-Aug-1922 DEAD
Herbert Spencer Philosopher Synthetic Philosophy 27-Apr-1820 08-Dec-1903 DEAD
Baruch de Spinoza Philosopher Rationalist, lensmaker 24-Nov-1632 21-Feb-1677 DEAD
Rudolf Steiner Philosopher Anthroposophical Society 25-Feb-1861 30-Mar-1925 DEAD
Max Stirner Philosopher Existential German nihilo-anarchist 25-Oct-1806 26-Jun-1856 DEAD
Jerome A. Stone Philosopher The Minimalist Vision of Transcendence 1935 TBD ADD
Leo Strauss Philosopher Patron saint of Neoconservatism 20-Sep-1899 18-Oct-1973 DEAD
P. F. Strawson Philosopher Individuals 23-Nov-1919 13-Feb-2006 DEAD
Avrum Stroll Philosopher Moore and Wittgenstein on Certainty 15-Feb-1921 12-Sep-2013 DEAD
Francisco Suárez Philosopher Spanish philosopher-theologian 05-Jan-1548 25-Sep-1617 DEAD
Emanuel Swedenborg Philosopher Swedish scientist turned Christian mystic 29-Jan-1688 29-Mar-1772 DEAD
Syrianus Philosopher Greek Neoplatonist ? TBD DEAD
Charles Taylor Philosopher Sources of the Self 05-Nov-1931 TBD ADD
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Philosopher The Phenomenon of Man 01-May-1881 10-Apr-1955 DEAD
Bernardino Telesio Philosopher De Rerum Natura 1509 00-Oct-1588 DEAD
Theophrastus Philosopher Peripatetic school ? TBD DEAD
Miguel de Unamuno Philosopher El Cristo de Velázquez 29-Sep-1864 31-Dec-1936 DEAD
Roberto Mangabeira Unger Philosopher Knowledge and Politics ? TBD ADD
Gianni Vattimo Philosopher Postmodern philosopher 04-Jan-1936 TBD ADD
Gregory Vlastos Philosopher Influential scholar of ancient philosophy 27-Jul-1907 12-Oct-1991 DEAD
Eric Voegelin Philosopher Order and History 03-Jan-1901 19-Jan-1985 DEAD
Friedrich von Schlegel Philosopher Founder of the German Romantic movement 10-Mar-1772 12-Jan-1829 DEAD
Michael Walzer Philosopher Just and Unjust Wars 03-Mar-1935 TBD ADD
Alan Watts Philosopher Zen beat counterculture sage 06-Jan-1915 16-Nov-1973 DEAD
Simone Weil Philosopher The Iliad, or the Poem of Force 03-Feb-1909 24-Aug-1943 DEAD
Henry Nelson Wieman Philosopher The Source of Human Good 19-Aug-1884 19-Jun-1975 DEAD
Bernard Williams Philosopher Leading moral philosopher 21-Sep-1929 10-Jun-2003 DEAD
David Williams Philosopher Founder, Royal Literary Fund 1738 29-Jun-1816 DEAD
Ludwig Wittgenstein Philosopher Destroyed metaphysics 26-Apr-1889 29-Apr-1951 DEAD
Christian Wolff Philosopher Philosopher of the Leibniz model 24-Jan-1679 09-Apr-1754 DEAD
Sheldon S. Wolin Philosopher Politics and Vision 04-Aug-1922 21-Oct-2015 DEAD
William Wollaston Philosopher The Religion of Nature Delineated 26-Mar-1659 29-Oct-1724 DEAD
Xenocrates Philosopher Platonic philosopher ? TBD DEAD
Slavoj Žižek Philosopher Lacan theorist, intellectual rockstar 21-Mar-1949 TBD ADD