Top 20 Philosopher celebrities in Germany
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Philosopher celebrities [Updated November 30, 2022].
Walter Benjamin was born
on July 15, 1892
in Berlin, German Empire, Germany.
Leo Strauss was born
on September 20, 1899
in Kirchhain, Germany.
He received his U.S. citizenship in the mid-1940s and secured a political science professorship at the University of Chicago.
Karl Marx was born
on May 5, 1818
in Trier, Germany.
His work with Friedrich Engels
produced a new philosophy of government and economics that would influence all of Russia and lead to numerous revolts.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel was born
on August 27, 1770
His view of history was adapted by Karl Marx
as the basis for his new Communist political system.
Friedrich Nietzsche was born
on October 15, 1844
in Rocken, Germany.
His work on the will to power and aesthetics have inspired artists and thinkers ever since his writings were first published.
Friedrich Engels was born
on November 28, 1820
in Wuppertal, Germany.
He greatly influenced the founder of the Communist Party in Russia, Vladimir Lenin
Arthur Schopenhauer was born
on February 22, 1788
He published his doctoral dissertation On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason when he was only 25.
Max Weber was born
on April 21, 1864
Shortly after the conclusion of World War I, he became a founder of the German Democratic Party and attended the Paris Peace Conference, where he advised the authors of the Weimar Constitution.
Theodor W. Adorno was born
on September 11, 1903
He impacted the European New Left through his works Dialectic of Enlightenment from 1947, Minima Moralia from 1951, and Negative Dialectics from 1966.
Hannah Arendt was born
on October 14, 1906
in Hanover, Germany.
Her first book was called The Origins of Totalitarianism from 1951, which connected Stalinist Communism and Nazism with anti-Semitism and imperialism.
Meister Eckhart was born
in Tambach-Dietharz, Germany.
Karl Rahner was born
on March 5, 1904
He was heavily influenced in his beliefs and theories by the Second Vatican Council.
Karl-Otto Apel was born
on March 15, 1922
He was given the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany Award in 2001.
Jurgen Habermas was born
on June 18, 1929
His main interests were epistemology and social theory.
Helmut Thielicke was born
on December 4, 1908
He was personally received by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter
during his lecture tour in the United States in 1977.
Hans-Georg Gadamer was born
on February 11, 1900
He held the position of Professor Emeritus at Frankfurt am Main until his death at 102 years of age.
Hans Wilhelm Frei was born
on April 29, 1922
Hans Albert was born
on February 8, 1921
He obtained the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art, 1st class, in 1994.
Gotthard Gunther was born
on June 15, 1900
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz was born
on July 1, 1646
in Leipzig, Germany.
He was a life member of the Royal Society and the Berlin Academy of Sciences.