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Eventually each image below will link to the most authoritative web-site on the philosopher in question.  At least two links will be provided, but in some instances there will be three in which case the image will link to a list of works (with preference on the ability to read those words directly), the name will be a hyper-link to either a homage site or what seems to be a good biography of the philosopher and a third hyper-link will take you to an encyclopaedia article (preferably wikipedia).

 

Note that the appearance of a philosopher here does not mean that any of the #philosophical community are his or her followers.

In some instances it is questionable whether certain individuals who appear below are actually philosophers.  However, if a person has presented a particular world view, especially one which has had great influence on the world, either for good or ill, then chances are that person will eventually appear here.  We may not like what they have to say, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth knowing exactly what is was that they actually said.  At some time their views were very attractive to a large group of people, we are interested as to why.

While uncertainly as to the philosophical legitimacy certainly applies to people such as Mao, Stalin, Hitler and Pol Pot there are people who question the philosophical legitimacy of a number of other influential thinkers, in part because they raise strong emotions in both those who follow and those who oppose their thinking and in part because they dislike the conclusions drawn.  Examples include: Marx, Nietzsche, Machiavelli, Friedman and Rand.

 

If you believe that a philosopher or influential thinker is missing from this gallery then feel free to email the web site maintainers with the name of the philosopher/thinker, details of websites containing links to the works of the missing individual, a biography and a suitable image.

If you find that a link does not work, or you know of a better link that should be shown, please let us know.

 

Socrates

on wikipedia

Plato

on wikipedia

Aristotle

on wikipedia

Descartes

on wikipedia

Bacon

on wikipedia

Machiavelli

on wikipedia

Hobbes

on wikipedia

Locke

on wikipedia

Montesquieu

on wikipedia

Smith

on wikipedia

Kant

on wikipedia

Hume

on wikipedia

Mill

on wikipedia

Constant

on wikipedia

Bentham

on wikipedia

Malthus

on wikipedia

Tocqueville

on wikipedia

Humboldt

on wikipedia

Mises

on wikipedia

Hayek

on wikipedia

Friedman

on wikipedia

Voltaire

on wikipedia

Rousseau

on wikipedia

Robespierre

on wikipedia

Mably

Condorcet

Diderot

Comte

Fourier

Saint-Simone

Engels

Marx

Proudhon

Lassale

Luxemburg

Bernstein

Lenin

Trotsky

Mao

Jefferson

Paine

Hamilton

Burke

de Bonald

de Maistre

Fichte

Hegel

Herder

Pareto

Mosca

Michels

Heidegger Sartre Derrida

Dahl

Sartori

Popper

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Last update 2005-04-17