Top Ten Young Philosophers of 2020

From philosophy and religious founders like Cometan to academics like Justin Sytsma, Stephen Bullivant and Dr Hannah Tierney, to less traditional thinkers like the "YouTubers" Oliver Thorn and Alex O'Connor, there many young bright minds around today that will no doubt go down in the history books.

The Top Ten

1 Cometan

Cometan is perhaps the best known young philosopher in the traditional sense. The Founder of Astronism, Cometan shares a mononymous identity just like Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle, but of course, his identity holds a modern space-themed twist and he's still only 21 years old. Known as Cometan the Contemplator and as the Philosopher of the Stars, Cometan is becoming a prominent face for modern global philosophy and religion, but the majority of what he knows about philosophy and religion, comes from his autodidactic efforts. Yes, this young philosopher wasn't Oxford-trained and nor had anybody in his family been involved with the world of philosophy before him. He comes from the mill towns of the North of England, but he has expressed pride in his heritage and roots. - TIOTPOM

Probably the best known young philosopher out there - TIOTPOM

This guy sounds very fascinating! - Kevinsidis

2 Oliver Thorn

Known as the presenter of PhilosophyTube on YouTube, Oliver has amassed over 30 million views on the platform and is still only 26 years old. - TIOTPOM

3 Gina Roussos

A young academic from Yale University, Roussos regularly explores gender identity, stereotypes, online gaming, poverty, and hate speech. - TIOTPOM

4 Dr. Hannah Tierney
5 Alex J. O'Connor

Alex J. O'Connor is founder of the Cosmic Skeptic YouTube channel, podcast and blog. A young thinker currently studying at university, O'Connor has amassed more than 300,000 YouTube subscribers, which in real-world terms, makes him an important, although digitally-confined voice, in the world of philosophy. - TIOTPOM

6 Justin Sytsma

Justin Sytsma is a lecturer in the philosophy programme at Victoria University of Wellington. - TIOTPOM

7 Jurriƫn Hamer
8 Anna Blijdenstein
9 Jojanneke Vanderveen
10 Roy Dings
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