The Greatest Philosophers Of Modern Times

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Since the times of the Greeks, humans has been pondering over their existence and has come to many conclusions. Although most of their theories were ignored during their times, they were used as guidelines by the preceding generations.  

The Renessaince and Reformation that took place between the 14th and 16th Century CE in Europe, paved the way for a modern age of thinking, one above religion, sex, race, culture and tradition with the sole purpose of a more intellectual and practical future for the human race.

Galileo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Marthin Luther, Shakespeare were historic figures who showed the way toward modern thinking thereby influencing personalities such as Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, Swami Vivekananda and later Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Junior, Nelson Mandela and many more.

Here is a list of some of the most famous thinkers of the 20th Century


Albert Einstein

Profession: Theoretical Physicist, Mathematician, Professor

Works: Theory of Relativity, Ideas and Opinions, The World As I See It

Albert Einstein


Immanuel Kant

Profession: German Thinker, Philosopher, Metaphysics, Practical Reasoning

Works: Critique of Pure Reason, Critique of Practical Reason



Fredrich Nietzsche 

Profession: Philosopher, Cultural Critic, Poet, Philologist, Latin, and Greek Scholar

Works: Beyond Good and Evil, The AntiChrist


Charles Darwin

Profession: Naturalist and Geologist

Works: Voyage of The Beagle, Origin of Species


George Orwell

Profession: Novelist, Essayist, Journalist and Critic

Works: 1984, Animal Farm, Burmese Days


John Locke

Profession: Philosopher and Physician

Works: Two Treatises of Government, A Letter Concerning Toleration



Noam Chomsky 

Profession: Linguist, Philosopher, Cognitive Scientist, Historian, Logician, Social Critic and Political Activist

Works: Hegemony of Survival, Deterring Democracy


Richard Dawkins

Profession: Ethologist, Evolutionary biologist, Author

Works: The God Delusion, The Selfish Gene

Richard Dawkins

Christopher Hitchens

Profession: Author, Columnist, Essayist, Orator, Religious and Literary Critic, Social Critic, and Journalist

Works: God is not Great, Hitch-22


Stephen Hawking

Profession: Theoretical Physicist, Mathematician, Cosmologist

Works: Hawking Radiation, Penrose-Hawking Theorem



There are a lot more philosophers who have achieved similar success and following among the masses. Do let us know if you feel like we have left something out.

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