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Iron Chariots Wiki:Requested pages/Lists of nontheists

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  • John Anderson (1893–1962): Scottish-born Australian philosopher, founder of the empirical philosophy known as 'Sydney realism'.[1]
  • Hector Avalos (1958–): Mexican-American professor of Religious Studies at Iowa State University and author of several books about religion.[2]
  • A. J. Ayer (1910–1989): British philosopher and advocate of logical positivism. Though technically he viewed the idea of God existing as meaningless, he was happy to call himself an atheist.[3][4]
  • Julian Baggini (1968–): British writer specialising in philosophy, author of Atheism: A Very Short Introduction.[5]
  • Mikhail Bakunin (1814–1876): Russian philosopher, writer and anarchist.[6]
  • Jonathan Barnes (1942–): British philosopher, translator and historian of ancient philosophy, and brother of the novelist Julian Barnes.[7]
  • Bruno Bauer (1809–1882): German philosopher, theologian and historian, the first propounder of the Jesus myth hypothesis.[8]
  • Simone de Beauvoir (1908–1986): French author and existentialist philosopher. Beauvoir wrote novels and monographs on philosophy, politics, social issues and feminism.[9][10]
  • Simon Blackburn (1944–): British academic atheist philosopher known for his efforts to popularise philosophy.[11]
  • Yaron Brook (1961–): Israeli-born president and executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute.[12]
  • Ludwig Büchner (1824–1899): German philosopher, physiologist and physician who became one of the exponents of 19th century scientific materialism.[13]
  • Albert Camus (1913–1960): French philosopher and novelist, a luminary of existentialism. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1957.[14][15]
  • Rudolf Carnap (1891–1970): German philosopher who was active in central Europe before 1935 and in the United States thereafter. He was a leading member of the Vienna Circle and a prominent advocate of logical positivism.[16][17][18]
  • Robert Todd Carroll (1945–): American writer and academic, professor of philosophy at Sacramento City College until 1997, and keeper of the Skeptic's Dictionary website.[19]
  • David Chalmers (1966-): Australian philosopher of mind.[20]
  • Noam Chomsky (1928–): American linguist, philosopher, political activist, author, and lecturer, Institute Professor and professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, credited with the creation of the theory of generative grammar.[21]
  • Auguste Comte (1798–1857): French positivist thinker, credited with coining the term "sociologie" (sociology).[22][23]
  • André Comte-Sponville (1952–): French philosopher, author of L'Esprit de l'athéisme (2006) and The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality (2007).[24]
  • Marquis de Condorcet (1743–1794): French philosopher, mathematician, and early political scientist who devised the concept of a Condorcet method.[25]
  • Benedetto Croce (1886–1952): Italian philosopher and public figure.[26]
  • Gilles Deleuze (1925–1995): French philosopher of the late 20th century. From the early 1960s until his death, Deleuze wrote many influential works on philosophy, literature, film, and fine art.[27]
  • Daniel Dennett (1942–): American philosopher, author of Breaking the Spell.[28]
  • Henry Louis Vivian Derozio (1809–1831): Anglo-Indian poet and teacher.[29]
  • Diagoras of Melos (5th century BCE): Ancient Greek poet and sophist known as the Atheist of Milos, who declared that there were no Gods.[30]
  • Denis Diderot (1713–84): editor-in-chief of the Encyclopédie.[31]
  • Theodore Drange (1934–): Philosopher of religion and Professor Emeritus at West Virginia University. Drange authored Nonbelief & Evil: Two arguments for the nonexistence of God.[32]
  • Paul Edwards (1923–2004): Austrian-American moral philosopher and editor of The Encyclopedia of Philosophy.[33]
  • Dylan Evans (1966–): British philosopher, known for his work on emotion and the placebo effect.[34]
  • Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach (1804–1872): German philosopher whose major work, The Essence of Christianity, maintains that religion and divinity are projections of human nature.[35]
  • Friedrich Karl Forberg (1770–1848): German philosopher and classical scholar.[36]
  • Michel Foucault (1926–1984) : French philosopher and social theorist famous for his influential analysis of power and discourse. He is best known for his revolutionary philosophical analyses of social institutions such as Discipline and Punish and The History of Sexuality.[37]
  • A. C. Grayling (1949–): British philosopher and author of, among others, Against All Gods: Six Polemics on Religion and an Essay on Kindness.[38]
  • John Harris (1947–): British professor of bioethics at the University of Manchester, and member of the UK Human Genetics Commission.[39]
  • Claude Adrien Helvétius (1715–71): French philosopher whose ethical and social views helped shape the school of utilitarianism later made famous by Jeremy Bentham.[31]
  • Baron d'Holbach (1723–1789): French philosopher and encyclopedist, most famous as being one of the first outspoken atheists in Europe.[40]
  • David Hume (1711–1776): Scottish philosopher, economist, historian and a key figure in the history of Western philosophy and the Scottish Enlightenment.[41]
  • Corliss Lamont (1902–1995): American humanist and Marxist philosopher, and advocate of various left-wing and civil liberties causes.[42]
  • Lao-Tse (604 B.C.–523 B.C.): Chinese philosopher and humanist. Often called the father of Taoism. His point of view over religion was skeptic and nontheist. His cosmological and philosophical theories use metaphysical but naturalist concepts, for example Tao, an idea about totality and cosmological chaos, origin of universe, unmaterial but perfectly natural and not supernatural or divine. The original taoist elements was metaphisical but cosmological and non theist. The religious form of taoism was created six centuries after Lao-Tse's death, and not are loyal to original concepts descripted in Lao-Tse's Tao Te King.
  • David Kellogg Lewis (1941–2001): American philosopher. One of the leading thinkers of the second half of the 20th century.[43]
  • Peter Lipton (1954–2007): British philosopher, the Hans Rausing Professor and Head of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University until his unexpected death in November 2007. He was "one of the leading philosophers of science and epistemologists in the world."[44]
  • Kazimierz Łyszczyński (1634–1689): Polish noble and philosopher, author of a philosophical treatise De non existentia Dei (On the Non-existence of God), condemned to death and executed for atheism.[45]
  • John Leslie Mackie (1917–1981): Australian philosopher who specialized in meta-ethics as a proponent of moral skepticism. Wrote The Miracle of Theism, discussing arguments for and against theism and concluding that theism is rationally untenable.[46]
  • Michael Martin (1932–): analytic philosopher and professor emeritus at Boston University, author of, amongst others, Atheism: A Philosophical Justification (1989) and The Impossibility of God (2003).[47]
  • Harriet Martineau (1802–1876): was an English writer and philosopher, renowned in her day as a controversial journalist, political economist, abolitionist and life-long feminist.[48]
  • Karl Marx (1818–1883): philosopher, political economist, sociologist, humanist, political theorist and revolutionary. Often called the father of communism, Marx was both a scholar and a political activist.[citation needed]


  • Haught, James A. 2,000 Years of Disbelief: Famous People with the Courage to Doubt. Amherst: Prometheus Books, 1996. ISBN 1-57392-067-3

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