Philosopher nicknames

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Some philosophers have commonly used nicknames. All the nicknames on this list have sources that attest to their use.

Nicknames and philosophers[edit]

  • Artist's Philosopher: Arthur Schopenhauer[1]
  • Beekeeper Philosopher: Richard Taylor[2]
  • Cowboy Philosopher: Will Rogers[3]
  • Father of Logic: Aristotle[4]
  • Laughing Philosopher: Democritus[5]
  • Longshoreman Philosopher: Eric Hoffer[6]
  • Philosopher of Fascism: Giovanni Gentile[7]
  • The Philosopher: Aristotle[4]
  • Weeping Philosopher: Heraclitus[5]


  1. "Schopenhauer, Arthur | Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy". Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  2. Harrie Verstappen (2002-11-09). "Richard Taylor". Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  3. "Remembering Will Rogers: 80 years on, how the 'cowboy philosopher' popularized political humor | PBS NewsHour Weekend". Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Aristotle. "The Works of Aristotle (12 vols.)". Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "The Weeping Philosopher vs the Laughing Philosopher(s)". 7 January 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  6. Dirda, Michael (2012-05-09). "Book World: Blue-collar intellectual by 'Eric Hoffer: The Longshoreman Philosopher'". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  7. Editors, The (1944-04-15). "Giovanni Gentile | Italian philosopher". Retrieved 2019-01-16.

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