Who are some of the most famous philosophers in the history of the world?
Note: This list is incomplete. Feel free to expand upon it if needed.
Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Lao Tzu, Confucius, Siddartha Gautama (Bhudda), St. Augustine, Voltaire, Rene Descartes, Baruch de Spinoza, John Locke, David Hume, Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Nietzsche, Karl Marx, John Stuart Mill, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Jean-Paul Sartre, St. Anselm, St. Thomas Aquinas, Thomas Hobbes, Adam Smith, Gandhi, George Berkeley, Jeremy Bentham, James Mill, Henry Sidgwick, William Godwin, Sun Tzu, Galileo Galilei, Protagoras, Niccolo Machiavelli, Jean Jack Rousseau
There are countless famous philosophical scholars in history, though it can be broken down to the Six Founders of Western & Eastern Philosophy:
- Socrates (Σωκράτης)
- Plato (Πλάτων)
- Aristotle (Ἀριστοτέλης)
- Li Er Laozi (李耳 老子)
- Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha (सिद्धार्थ गौतम बुद्ध)
- Confucius (孔子)
Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle (often referred to as "The Big Three") are considered the Founders of Western Philosophy and arguably the most important philosophical scholars to have ever existed. Other famous Greek philosophers include: Atticus, Epicurus, Hippo, Thales, and Xenophanes. Refer to the related links for more information regarding Ancient Greek philosophers.