Philosophy Index

Philosophers

An Index of Minds

The following is a list of philosophers and writers with notable contributions to philosophy. Some of them were professional philosophers, academics who have devoted their primary careers to the study and development of philosophical questions. Some were authors or scientists who illuminated philosophical themes or brought new approaches to philosophical ideas. Others were polymaths, for whom philosophy was but one of many talents.

Due to the volume of philosophical inquiry over the span of human civilizations, this list is doomed to be forever incomplete, but the goal is to provide a significant list of those philosophers who have provided noteworthy contributions to the ongoing discussions of philosophical problems.