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Prominent Historians and Philosophers

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  • Damaris Cudworth (1659 - 1708)
    from Wikipedia Damaris Cudworth Masham (18 January 1659 – 20 April 1708) was an English philosopher. She was the daughter of Cambridge Platonist philosopher Ralph Cudworth and a friend of John...
  • Dr. Ralph Cudworth (1617 - 1688)
    Ralph Cudworth (1617 – 26 June 1688) was an English philosopher, the leader of the Cambridge Platonists. Born at Aller, Somerset, he was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, gaining his ...
  • Vinko Foretić (1901 - 1986)
    Foretić, Vinko, hrv. povjesničar i arhivist (Korčula, 2. VIII. 1901 – Dubrovnik, 17. VII. 1986). Studirao povijest i zemljopis u Pragu, Beču i Zagrebu, gdje je 19...
  • Petar Kanavelić (Pietro de Canavellis) (1637 - 1719)
    Petar Kanavelić (Kanavelović, Kanaveli, Canaveli, Canavelli, De Canavellis), ć poet and dramatist (Korcula, 27 December. 1637 - Korcula, January 16, 1719). In Korcula attended ...
  • Andrzej Maksymilian Fredro h. Bończa (c.1620 - 1679)
    Andrzej Maksymilian Fredro z Pleszowic, herbu Bończa, ps. Błażej Lipowski (ur. ok. 1620 w ziemi przemyskiej, zm. 25 kwietnia 1679 w Przemyślu) – dworzanin król...

Prominent Historians and Philosophers who have made major contributions to our understanding of our world and the human condition.

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  • Voltaire (21/11/1694 – 30/5/1778) French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher
  • Jean Jacques Rousseau (28/6/1712 – 2/7/1778) Genevan philosopher & writer. His political philosophy influenced the French Revolution as well as the overall development of modern political, sociological and educational thought.
  • Imanuel Kant (22/4/1724 – 12/2/1804) German philosopher
  • Moses Mendelssohn - משה מנדלסון; (c 6/9/1729 – 4/1/1786) German Jewish philosopher

XIX century

XX century

  • Henri Bergson (18/10/1859 – 4/1/1941) French philosopher. Nobel Prize in Literature in 1927.
  • John Dewey (1859 – 1952) American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer
  • Martin Buber, מרטין בובר‎; (8/2/1878 – 13/6/1965) Austrian-born Jewish philosopher
  • Franz Kafka (3/7/1883 – 3/6/1924) German-language Jewish novelist who revolutionized thinking and literature of the XX century
  • Franz Rosenzweig (1886-1929) Jewish German philosopher, historian and educator
  • Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein (26/4/1889 – 29/4/1951) Austrian-British philosopher
  • Aldous Leonard Huxley (26/7/1894 – 22/11/1963) English-American writer and philosopher
  • Sir Karl Raimund Popper (1902 – 1994) Austro-British philosopher
  • Jean-Paul Sartre (21/6/1905 – 15/4/1980) French philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic
  • Simone de Beauvoir (9/1/1908 – 14/4/1986) French novelist and philosopher
  • A.J. Ayers (1910 - 1989) British philosopher known for his promotion of logical positivism, and a Special Operations MI6 agent.
  • Bernard Lewis (born 1916) British-American historian, scholar in Oriental studies