How many atheist philosophers can you name?

Update:

Yes, I think Nietzsche counts as an atheist.

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago
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    A

    Timo Airaksinen

    Ajita Kesakambali

    John Anderson (philosopher)

    Zaki al-Arsuzi

    A. J. Ayer

    B

    Julian Baggini

    Mikhail Bakunin

    Georges Bataille

    Vladimir Bazarov

    Simone de Beauvoir

    Andrew Bernstein

    Harry Binswanger

    Ernst Bloch

    Alain de Botton

    C

    Richard Carrier

    Chaz Bufe

    David Chalmers

    Patricia Churchland

    André Comte-Sponville

    Marquis de Condorcet

    D

    Donald Davidson (philosopher)

    Diane Davis

    Daniel Dennett

    Diagoras of Melos

    Denis Diderot

    Joseph Dietzgen

    Aramesh Dustdar

    Theodore Drange

    E

    Paul Edwards (philosopher)

    Friedrich Engels

    F

    Friedrich Feuerbach

    Ludwig Feuerbach

    Alain Finkielkraut

    Paolo Flores d'Arcais

    Philippa Foot

    Michel Foucault

    G

    William Godwin

    Dan Goldstick

    Allan Gotthelf

    A. C. Grayling

    Pavel Gregorić

    Adolf Grünbaum

    H

    Martin Hägglund

    Jennifer Michael Hecht

    Claude Adrien Helvétius

    Baron d'Holbach

    I

    José Ingenieros

    J

    Christopher Janaway

    K

    Eino Kaila

    Adriaan Koerbagh

    Alexandre Kojève

    Paul Kurtz

    L

    Julien Offray de La Mettrie

    User:Psychetudiante/sandbox

    Henri Lefebvre

    Vladimir Lenin

    James G. Lennox

    Raymond Lotta

    Kazimierz Łyszczyński

    M

    J. L. Mackie

    Sylvain Maréchal

    Michael Martin (philosopher)

    Karl Marx

    Colin McGinn

    Jean Meslier

    John Stuart Mill

    Fred Miller (philosopher)

    Nikola Milošević (politician)

    M cont.

    Rastko Močnik

    Stefan Molyneux

    N

    Jacques-André Naigeon

    Kai Nielsen (philosopher)

    Friedrich Nietzsche

    Ilkka Niiniluoto

    O

    Michel Onfray

    Graham Oppy

    P

    Herman Philipse

    Massimo Pigliucci

    Friedrich Pollock

    Q

    Willard Van Orman Quine

    R

    Ayn Rand

    William Winwood Reade

    Bertrand Russell

    S

    Marquis de Sade

    Jean-Paul Sartre

    Moritz Schlick

    Arthur Schopenhauer

    John Searle

    George H. Smith

    Quentin Smith

    Tara Smith (philosopher)

    Victor J. Stenger

    Max Stirner

    T

    Theodorus the Atheist

    William Thompson (philosopher)

    Raimo Tuomela

    U

    Ivo Urbančič

    V

    Nida Vasiliauskaitė

    W

    Bernard Williams

    Z

    Aleksandr Zinovyev

    Alenka Zupančič

    Whoreg>>Hitler

    Hitler was a Catholic...NOT an atheist

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Epicurus, Metrodorus, Zeno of Sidon, Philodemus, Lucretius.

    Although the last four are of the Epicurian school of philosophy it is hard to say that they were explicitly atheistic because while they technically believed in gods, they simply believed they were immortal humans who took the same types of pleasures that humans do. So it depends on how strictly you want to define the word "god."

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Philosophy doesn't seem to be atheists' strong suit. But then, not much is. Maybe a theist should help them out:

    John Paul Sartre, David Hume, Mary Midgley, A J Ayer, Michael Ruse, John Gray, Albert Camus, John Stuart Mill, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jeremy Bentham.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Aristotle. Plato.The Dalai Lama. Buddha. Socrates. Michel de Montaigne. John Lennon.

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    was Nietzsche an atheist?

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Sartre. Camus.

  • 6 years ago

    Just one: George Carlin.

  • 6 years ago

    Korihor.

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