Best Philosophers in the World

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41 Fyodor Dostoyevsky
42 Michel de Montaigne Michel de Montaigne Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (28 February 1533 – 13 September 1592) was one of the most significant philosophers of the French Renaissance, known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre.
43 Democritus
44 Rene Descartes Rene Descartes
45 Archytas
46 Hume
47 Bertrand Russell
48 Max Stirner

He taught me to value myself.

I think his book " The unique and his property" is one of the best books about individualism. Very extreme in his approach but there's certainly a truth in what he is thinking and writing. Many people think that is approach is close to egoism but if you read it closely he makes the difference between that thin line.
One of the few thinkers who understood the real nature of mankind and therefor one who rejected many ethic-theories. His writing and thinking was of a great influence for anarchists like Proudhon, Bakoenin, Malatesta and many others.

49 Confucius Confucius Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. V 1 Comment
50 Friedrich Nietzsche Friedrich Nietzsche Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was a German philosopher, cultural critic, poet, and Latin and Greek scholar whose work has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and modern intellectual history.
51 Alan Watts Alan Watts Alan Wilson Watts was a British philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience.
52 Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Absolute idealism. Thinking is before material things. Produce anything material is first thinking of producing something that is material. His dialectic theorie ( influenced by Plato ) works for many questions ( A these, A anti-these and the synthese).

53 Gilles Deleuze
54 Jacques Derrida
55 Blaise Pascal Blaise Pascal
56 Franz Kafka Franz Kafka Franz Kafka was a German-language writer of novels and short stories who is widely regarded as one of the major figures of 20th-century literature.

Not a philosopher. An outstanding writer with opinions about the power of bureaucracy against the powerless individual ( his book "The process" ) but besides his opinions that he wrote, he never took or worked out a philosophic theory that would change his views. An exeptional writer with a lot of complexity but not concidered as a philosopher.

57 Clement of Alexandria
58 Pyrrho
59 Origen
60 Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite
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