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Michel Henry

Michel Henry About French philosopher, novelist, and professor whose works were based on Phenomenology. Other Informations He decided to study philosophy during his time in Paris. His first popular publication was The Essence of Manifestation in which he expounded on ontological monism. He was also a student of ancient and classical paintings and also a …

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Karl Popper

Karl Popper About Considered one of the greatest philosophers of the 20th century. He taught at the London School of Economics. Other Informations He was named a lecturer in philosophy at Canterbury University College of the University of New Zealand in Christchurch in 1937. He wrote The Open Society and Its Enemies during his time …

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Hans Albert

Hans Albert About Critical rationalist and philosopher best known for his research on Social Sciences and the General Studies of Methods. Other Informations He was recognized as a well-known philosopher for his published opinions on the Positivism Dispute even before he started his educational career. He obtained the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and …

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Richard Popkin

Richard Popkin About Academic and philosopher who was remembered for his work on the subject of early modern anti-dogmatism and enlightenment philosophy. Other Informations He earned both his Bachelor’s and Ph.D. from Columbia University. He was the founder of the International Archives of the History of Ideas. He married his wife Juliet in 1944, and …

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William Thompson

William Thompson About Philosopher and a student of the Enlightenment who agreed with feminist ideals and rejected Malthus’ ideas on politics and economy. Other Informations He was in bad health when he was young. This led him to become a non-smoker and a vegetarian. He had a strong belief in utilitarianism and critiqued capitalist and …

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Peter van Inwagen

Peter van Inwagen About American philosopher most recognized for his theories on metaphysics, religion, and the philosophy of action. Other Informations He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester. His monograph An Essay on Free Will from 1983 was influential in its treatment of libertarianism. He was president of the Society of Christian Philosophers …

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Michel de Certeau

Michel de Certeau About French philosopher best known for his work on the theme of religion. Other Informations He obtained a degree in the classics from the University of Grenoble. His novel The Writing of History was published and translated into English after his death. His family was residing in Chambéry, France, when he was …

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Saul Kripke

Saul Kripke About American philosopher known for contributions to modal logic and Philosophy of Language. Other Informations He mastered math and taught himself Hebrew while still in elementary school. He was a longtime professor at Princeton and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He married Margaret Gilbert. He was a member …

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Merab Mamardashvili

Merab Mamardashvili About Philosopher most remembered as the Deputy Editor of the scientific journal Voprosi Filosofii. Other Informations He graduated from Moscow State University in 1955. His memory was honored with the erection of a monument in 2001 in the city of Tbilisi. He was born in the town of Gori. He and prolific author …

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Karl-Otto Apel

Karl-Otto Apel About German philosopher most recognized as the Professor Emeritus at the University of Frankfurt am Main.  Other Informations He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Bonn in Germany in 1950. He was given the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany Award in 2001. His family was residing in Düsseldorf, …

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Murray Bookchin

Murray Bookchin About Libertarian socialist author, orator, and philosopher who founded the social ecology movement. Other Informations He was a part of two youth Communist organizations: the Young Pioneers and the Young Communist League. He defined himself as an anarchist, although he had second thoughts about the apolitical lifestylism of the contemporary anarchist movement in …

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Mortimer J. Adler

Mortimer J. Adler About American philosopher known for his works in the Aristotelian and Thomistic traditions. Other Informations He attended Columbia University, where he contributed to a student-run magazine. His book, titled How to Read a Book, was a popular bestseller. He had four children across two marriages. He cited John Locke as one of …