Top 20 Philosopher celebrities in England
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Philosopher celebrities [Updated February 6, 2023].
Joseph Priestley was born
on March 13, 1733
He published The History and Present State of Electricity in 1767.
Jeremy Bentham was born
on February 15, 1748
He played a prominent role in the study of Anglo-American philosophy of law.
Isaiah Berlin was born
on June 6, 1909
His most popular essay was Two Concepts of Liberty from 1958.
Bertrand Russell was born
on May 18, 1872
British philosopher and logician who embraced strong pacifist views and was vocally opposed to the rise of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. He impacted a variety of subjects: logic, set theory, linguistics, artificial intelligence, computer science, and metaphysics.
He wrote the Principia Mathematica with Alfred North Whitehead
, contributing to the advancement of mathematics.
Alan Watts was born
on January 6, 1915
He taught at the American Academy of Asian Studies in San Francisco.
Robert Hooke was born
on July 18, 1635
He became very guarded about his work and remained obscure after his death.
Francis Bacon was born
on January 22, 1561
in London, England.
He was called the Father of Empiricism, a theory that knowledge can only come from experience.
Thomas Paine was born
on January 29, 1736
in Thetford, England.
He wrote informative pamphlets that inspired the American public to question their legal system.
Gilbert Ryle was born
on August 19, 1900
He wrote The Concept of Mind in 1949.
Brandon Taylorian was born
on July 1, 1998
He's widely known for his Jesse Millette teen detective book series, which he turned into a brand itself. He has formed his own philosophy, known as The Philosophy of Millettism. He has also been known as Brandon Taylorian.
Kwame Anthony Appiah was born
on May 8, 1954
He won the Herskovitz Prize for African Studies in English.
John Venn was born
on August 4, 1834
He ended his clerical career in the early 1880s, stating that his philosophical views were incompatible with the principles of Anglicanism.
John Stuart Mill was born
on May 20, 1806
His 1869 work, The Subjection of Women, was one of the first women's rights treatises to be penned by a male writer.
John Locke was born
on August 29, 1632
in Wrington, England.
He had influential theories on limited government, right to property, and the social contract. His theory of mind led to modern understandings of identity and the self and influenced Kant, Hume, and Rousseau.
John Dee was born
on July 13, 1527
Known best as a sixteenth-century Hermetic philosopher, he also studied alchemy, the occult, astronomy, and mathematics. In addition, he worked as a personal astrological consultant to Queen Elizabeth I of England.
In 1555, he was charged with treason (and later exonerated of the charge) for an astrological prediction he made about the reign of Queen Mary.
Jack Copeland was born
on May 29, 1950
He was selected as the Lecturer of the Year by the University of Canterbury's student union in 2010.
H.L.A. Hart was born
on July 18, 1907
He was president of the Aristotelian Society until 1960.
H.B. Acton was born
on June 2, 1908
He was an accomplished academic and held tenured teaching positions at universities like The London School of Economics and the University of Chicago.
GEM Anscombe was born
on March 18, 1919
She introduced the term consequentialism into modern moral philosophy.
Geoffrey Warnock was born
on August 16, 1923
in Leeds, England.