Important Philosophers

The Most Important Philosophers in History

Drogo’s favorite philosophers


Ancient Pagan 700 BC – 200 AD

Thales, Pythagoras, Empedocles, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Epictetus,

Ancient Greek Sages, Cicero, Caesar, Aurelius,

Medieval Christian (Islamic Golden Age) 200-1300 AD

Augustine, Francis, Aquinas, (all the rest are Muslims)

Renaissance Christian 1300-1600 AD

Luther, Machiavelli, More, Bacon, Descartes

Enlightenment Christian 1600-1800

Hobbes, Locke, Newton, Voltaire, Hume, Rousseau, Diderot, Kant, Jefferson, Franklin

Industrial Age 1800-1900 (subdivision of science, politics, theology, and psychology)

Schleiermacher, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Emerson, JS Mill, Darwin, Kierkegaard, Thoreau,

Marx, Engels, Nietzesche, Freud, Buber, Husserl,

Space Age 1900-2000

Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Popper, Sartre, Godel, HLA Hart, Einstein, Wright, Fuller, Quinn


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