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Philosopher birthdays -
Did you know that David Lewis doesn’t just look like Confucius but has the same birthday (September 28) as well? That’s why you need this chart.
January
1
Arthur Danto 1924
Myles Burnyeat 1939
Tyler Burge 1946
2
Isaac Asimov 1920
3
Cicero 106 BC
4
Isaac Newton 1643
5
Umberto Eco 1932
6
Samuel Alexander 1859
7
Émile Borel 1871
8
C. G. Hempel 1905
9
Simone de Beauvoir 1908
10
Christian A. Crusius 1715
11
William James 1842
12
Emmanuel Lévinas 1906
Jaako Hintikka 1929
Alasdair MacIntyre 1929
13
Paul Feyerabend 1924
14
Alfred Tarski 1902
15
R. B. Braithwaite 1900
16
Franz Brentano 1838
John Perry 1943
17
Aron Gurwitsch 1901
18
Gilles Deleuze 1925
19
Eihei Dōgen 1200
Auguste Comte 1798
20
John Hick 1922
21
Wolfgang Köhler 1887
22
Francis Bacon 1561
Robert Stalnaker 1940
23
Antonio Gramsci 1891
24
Christian Wolff 1679
25
Robert Boyle 1627
26 1715
Claude Adrien Helvétius

27
Friedrich Schelling 1775
28 1225
Thomas Aquinas (Feast day)

29
Thomas Paine 1737
30
F. H. Bradley 1846
31
Henri Berr 1863

February
1
Richard Whately 1787
2
Ayn Rand 1905
3
Simone Weil 1909
4
Luigi Pareyson 1918
5
Roman Ingarden 1893
6
Antoine Arnauld 1612
7
Thomas More 1477
8
Martin Buber 1878
9
Ali-Shir Nava'i 1441
10
Thomas Platter 1499
11
Hans-Georg Gadamer 1900
12
Charles Darwin 1809
13
Agostinho da Silva 1913
14
Max Horkheimer 1895
15
Galileo Galilei 1564
Jeremy Bentham 1748
A. N. Whitehead 1861
16
Vyacheslav Ivanovich Ivanov 1866
17
Jonathan Bennett 1930
18
Ernst Mach 1838
Ian Hacking 1936
19
Nicolaus Copernicus 1473
20
Ludwig Boltzmann 1844
21
John Rawls 1921
22 1788
Arthur Schopenhauer
R. G. Collingwood 1889
Frank Ramsey 1903

23
Karl Jaspers 1883
24
Max Black 1909
Judith Butler 1956
25
Benedetto Croce 1866
26
Casimir Lewy 1919
27
Paul Ricoeur 1913
28
Michel de Montaigne 1533
29
Balthus 1908

March
1
Tetsuro Watsuji 1889
2
Kurt Grelling 1886
3
Georg Cantor 1845
4
P. D. Ouspensky 1878
5
Karl Rahner 1904
6
Donald Davidson 1917
7
John McDowell 1942
8
William Hamilton 1788
9
David Fabricius 1564
10
Colin McGinn 1950
11
Michael Polanyi 1891
12
George Berkeley 1685
13
H. P. Grice 1913
14
Maurice Merleau-Ponty 1908
15
Gilberto Freyre 1900
16
Anthony Kenny 1931
17
Patrick Suppes 1922
18
Elizabeth Anscombe 1919
19
Rush Rhees 1905
20
B. F. Skinner 1904
21
R. M. Hare 1919
Slavoj Žižek 1949
22
Robert Millikan 1868
23
Erich Fromm 1900
24
Wilhelm Reich 1897
25
Stephen Toulmin 1922
26
William Wollaston 1659
J. L. Austin 1911
27
Franz Xaver von Baader 1765
28
Daniel Dennett 1942
29
Peter Geach 1916
30
Moses Maimonides 1135
31
René Descartes 1596

April
1
James McCosh 1811
2
Panayot Butchvarov 1933
3
A. C. Grayling 1949
4
Benjamin Peirce 1809
5
Thomas Hobbes 1588
Bas C. van Fraassen 1941
6
Alexander Herzen 1812
7
T. H. Green 1836
8
Edmund Husserl 1859
9
Margaret MacDonald 1907
10
Hugo Grotius 1583
11
Alan Ross Anderson 1925
12
Clarence Irving Lewis 1883
Bryan Magee 1930
13
Jacques Lacan 1901
14
Averroes 1126
Moritz Schlick 1882
15
Émile Durkheim 1858
16
Jerzy Neyman 1894
17
Benjamin Tucker 1854
18
David Ricardo 1772
19
Leon Henkin 1921
20
David Chalmers 1966
21
Max Weber 1864
22
Immanuel Kant 1724
Jerry Fodor 1935
23
Tim Maudlin 1958
24
Hans Sluga 1939
25
Emer de Vattel 1714
26
Marcus Aurelius 121  Thomas Reid 1710
David Hume 1711
Ludwig Wittgenstein 1889

27
Mary Wollstonecraft 1759
Herbert Spencer 1820
28
Kurt Gödel 1906
29
Dorothy Edgington 1941
30
Félix Guattari 1930

May
1
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin 1881
2
Henrik Steffens 1773
3
Niccolò Machiavelli 1469
Luce Irigaray 1930
4
T. H. Huxley 1825
5
Søren Kierkegaard 1813
Karl Marx 1818
6
Sigmund Freud 1856
Martha Nussbaum 1947
7
Rabindranath Tagore 1861
8
Friedrich Hayek 1899
Kwame Anthony Appiah 1954
9
José Ortega y Gasset 1883
10
Karl Barth 1886
11
A. C. Ewing 1899
12
Gareth Evans 1946
13
Peter A. Bertocci 1910
14
Richard J. Bernstein 1932
15
Roy Bhaskar 1944
16
Joseph Margolis 1924
17
H. H. Price 1899  1953
Huw Price

18
Omar Khayyám 1048  Joseph Butler 1692
Bertrand Russell 1872
Rudolf Carnap 1891 Barry Stroud 1935

19
Johann Gottlieb Fichte 1762
20
John Stuart Mill 1806
Wilfrid Sellars 1912
21
Hermann Lotze 1817
22
Christopher Peacocke 1950
23
Thoralf Skolem 1887
24
William Whewell 1794
25
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803
26
Gilbert Harman 1938
27
Ibn Khaldun 1332
28
Frank Drake 1930
29
G. K. Chesterton 1874
30
Mikhail Bakunin 1814
31
Henry Sidgwick 1838

June
1
C. K. Ogden 1889
2
Marquis de Sade 1740
3
Wolfgang Stegmüller 1923
4
Milan Komar 1921
5
Adam Smith 1723
Hélène Cixous 1937
6
Isaiah Berlin 1909
7
Kah Kyung Cho 1927
8
Francis Crick 1916
9
Pierre Duhem 1861
10
James Conant 1958
11
Norman Malcolm 1911
12
Adolf Lindenbaum 1912
13
Bruno de Finetti 1906
Julia Annas 1946
14
Alonzo Church 1903
15
Gotthard Günther 1900
16
Peter Carruthers 1952
17
Ernest Sosa 1940
18
Jürgen Habermas 1929
19
Blaise Pascal 1623
20
Adam Ferguson 1723
21
Jean-Paul Sartre 1905
22
Dagfinn Føllesdal 1932
23
Giambattista Vico 1668
Alan Turing 1912
24
Julia Kristeva 1941
25
W. V. O. Quine 1908
26
Leopold Löwenheim 1878
27
Augustus De Morgan 1806
Michael Dummett 1925
28
Jean-Jacques Rousseau 1712
29
Jon Barwise 1942
30
Adam Müller 1779

July
1
Alhazen 965
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz 1646
2
Antonio Labriola 1843
3
Franz Kafka 1883
4
Thomas Nagel 1937
5
Desmond Paul Henry 1921
6
Peter Singer 1946
7
C. J. Ducasse 1881
8
D. M. Armstrong 1926
9
Roy Wood Sellars 1880
10
John Calvin 1509
D. H. Mellor 1938
11
Nikolay Vasiliev 1880
12
Henry D. Thoreau 1817
13
Hans Blumenberg 1920
14
Bernard Bosanquet 1848
15
Iris Murdoch 1919
Jacques Derrida 1930
16
Patricia Churchland 1943
17
Alexius Meinong 1853
18
H. L. A. Hart 1907
Thomas Kuhn 1922
19
Herbert Marcuse 1898
20
Gregor Mendel 1822
Frantz Fanon 1925
21
Marshall McLuhan 1911
22
Mikhail Shcherbatov 1733
23
Jean van Heijenoort 1912
24
Richard L. Gregory 1923
25
Michael Bratman 1945
26
Carl Jung 1875
27
Jean Baudrillard 1929
28
Ernst Cassirer 1874
Ludwig Feuerbach 1804
Karl Popper 1902
29
Alexis de Tocqueville 1805
30
Ch’ien Mu 1895
31
Hilary Putnam 1926
John Searle 1932

August
1
Oskar Negt 1934
2
Ruth Barcan Marcus 1921
3
Oswald Külpe 1862
4
John Venn 1834
5
Richard Jeffrey 1926
6
Nicolas Malebranche 1638
Timothy Williamson 1955
7
Nelson Goodman 1906
8
Francis Hutcheson 1694
9
Jean Piaget 1896
Marvin Minsky 1927
10
Jean-François Lyotard 1924
11
Scott Soames 1946
12
Erwin Schrödinger 1887
13
Vladimir Odoevsky 1803
14
Martha Kneale 1909
15
Rogers Albritton 1923
16
Wilhelm Wundt 1832
17
Pierre de Fermat 1601
18
Wing-tsit Chan 1901
19
Gilbert Ryle 1900
20
Paul Tillich 1886
21
Archie J. Bahm 1907
22
Max Scheler 1874
23
William Lane Craig 1949
24
Jorge Luis Borges 1899
25
Johann G. Herder 1744
J. L. Mackie 1917
26
Giorgio Del Vecchio 1878
27
G. W. F. Hegel 1770
28
Leo Tolstoy 1828
29
John Locke 1632
30
Ito Jinsai 1627
31
Hermann von Helmholtz 1821
Frank Jackson 1943

September
1
Stanley Cavell 1926
2
Paul Edwards 1923
3
John McTaggart 1866
4
George Boolos 1940
5
Arthur Koestler 1905
6
Moses Mendelssohn 1729
7
Francisco Varela 1946
8
Marin Mersenne 1588
9
John Passmore 1914
10
Charles Sanders Peirce 1839
11
Theodor Adorno 1903
12
Stanisław Lem 1921
Jaegwon Kim 1934
13
Mary Midgley 1919
14
Robert C. Solomon 1942
15
David Stove 1927
16
J. J. C. Smart 1920
17
Marquis de Condorcet 1743
18
Samuel Johnson 1709
19
Theodor Mundt 1808
20
Leo Strauss 1899
21
Bernard Williams 1929
22
Maurice Blanchot 1907
Sidney Morgenbesser 1921
23
Harvey Friedman 1948
24
Girolamo Cardano 1501
25
Rudolph Otto 1869
26
Martin Heidegger 1889
Hans Reichenbach 1891
27
Rodney Cotterill 1933
28
Confucius 551 BC
David K. Lewis 1941
29
Miguel de Unamuno 1864
30 1714
Étienne Bonnot de Condillac


October
1
Stuart Hampshire 1914
2
Mohandas Gandhi 1869
Howard Robinson 1945
3
Philippa Foot 1920
4
Richard Rorty 1931
5
Denis Diderot 1713
Bernard Bolzano 1781
6
Graham Oppy 1960
7
Niels Bohr 1885
8
Harriet Taylor Mill 1807
9
Peter Lipton 1954
10
Arthur Lovejoy 1873
11
Samuel Clarke 1675
12
Henry More 1614
13
Arthur Burks 1915
14
Hannah Arendt 1906
15
Friedrich Nietzsche 1844
Michel Foucault 1926
Hubert Dreyfus 1929
16
Louis Althusser 1918
17
Claude Henri Saint-Simon 1760
18
Zhu Xi 1130
Henri Bergson 1859
19
Joel Feinberg 1926
20
John Dewey 1859
21
Paul Churchland 1942
Jane Heal 1946
22
Paul Ziff 1920
23
Dov Gabbay 1945
24
U. T. Place 1924
25
Max Stirner 1806
26 1757
Karl Leonhard Reinhold

27
Francis Fukuyama 1952
28
Desiderius Erasmus 1466
29
A. J. Ayer 1910
30
José Ferrater Mora 1912
31
Bertrand de Jouvenel 1903

November
1
Edward Said 1935
2
George Boole 1815
3
Amartya Sen 1933
4
G. E. Moore 1873
5
Richard Taylor 1919
6
Richard Ithamar Aaron 1901
7
Albert Camus 1913
8
Gottlob Frege 1848
Richard Sorabji 1934
9
Imre Lakatos 1922
10
Friedrich Schiller 1759
11
Fyodor Dostoyevsky 1881
12
Roland Barthes 1915
13
Augustine of Hippo 354
Saul Kripke 1940
14
Jawaharlal Nehru 1889
15
Alvin Plantinga 1932
16
Robert Nozick 1938
17
Mikhail Bakhtin 1895
18
Jacques Maritain 1882
19
Wilhelm Dilthey 1833
20
Josiah Royce 1855
21
Voltaire 1694
22
Fritz Mauthner 1849
23
P. F. Strawson 1919
24
Baruch Spinoza 1632
25
Alice Ambrose 1906
26
Ferdinand de Saussure 1857
27
Roderick Chisholm 1916
28
Friedrich Engels 1820
29
William Alston 1921
30
John Toland 1670

December
1
Christine Ladd-Franklin 1847
2
William Fontaine 1909
3
Nicolaus von Amsdorf 1483
4
Arthur Prior 1914
5
Werner Heisenberg 1901
6
Max Müller 1823
7
Noam Chomsky 1928
8
Baron d’Holbach 1723
9
Ernest Gellner 1925
Fred Dretske 1932
10
Monroe Beardsley 1915
11
Ronald Dworkin 1931
Derek Parfit 1942
12
Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz 1890
13
Hector-Neri Castañeda 1924
14
Herbert Feigl 1902
15
Freeman Dyson 1923
16
George Santayana 1863
17
Émilie du Châtelet 1706
18
Rom Harré 1927
19
A. A. Michelson 1852
20
Susanne Langer 1895
21
Crispin Wright 1942
22 1694
Hermann Samuel Reimarus

23
Emil Brunner 1889
24
Enrique Dussel 1934
25
Manwel Dimech 1860
26
Elisabeth of Bohemia 1618
Charles Babbage 1791
27
Johannes Kepler 1571
28
Mortimer J. Adler 1902
29
John Oulton Wisdom 1908
30
C. D. Broad 1887
31
Andreas Vesalius 1514