Philosophy Speakers

In the endless pursuit of knowledge, people often use philosophy to try to understand themselves and the world around them. Whether it's in the classroom, the workplace, politics, or society, philosophy has been practiced for hundreds of years in many different cultures. The philosophers, teachers, psychologists, and bestselling authors in this category explore ethics, business, religion, education, science, and more through a philosophical lens to answer some of today's most pressing questions. As life-long learners, these culture experts and university speakers can inspire thoughtful discussions with their audience.

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Adam Bly

Ex-VP of Data at Spotify; Founder of Seed; Founder of an AI startup, Stealth

Annette Gordon-Reed
(2 ratings)

Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School & Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author

Carl Pope

Senior Adviser to UN Envoy for Cities and Climate; Former CEO and Chairman of the Sierra Club

Raj Patel
(2 ratings)

Award-Winning Writer, Activist & Academic

John Legend

EGOT Winning Musician, Producer & Philantropist

Ishmael Beah

Storyteller from Sierra Leone, Activist & Author Known for "A Long Way Gone"

Dr. Cornel West
(4 ratings)

Philosopher, Professor, Political Activist & Author of "Race Matters"

Ray Kurzweil
(5 ratings)

Chairman of Kurzweil Technologies, Inventor & Futurist

Dr. Michio Kaku
(4 ratings)

World-Renowned Futurist & Theoretical Physicist

Van Jones
(5 ratings)

CEO of REFORM Alliance, CNN host, Emmy Award-winning Producer & NY Times Best-Selling Author

Aubrey de Grey

Biomedical Gerontologist; Chief Science Officer of SENS Research Foundation; Researcher on Preventing Aging

Marshall Goldsmith
(1 rating)

Executive Educator & Coach; Best-Selling Author of "What Got You Here Won’t Get You There"

Annie Duke

Author, Decision Strategist & Former Professional Poker Player

Sir Richard Branson
(1 rating)

Businessman & Founder of Virgin Group

General Wesley Clark

Retired Four-Star Army General & Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander

Thomas Pogge

Philosopher Thomas Pogge wants to ensure medications get to those who need it most. He has published on a wide range of subjects such as global justice and human rights.

Bill Richardson

Former Governor of New Mexico; Former U.S. Energy Secretary

Cynthia McFadden

Current Correspondent at NBC News; Former Anchor & Correspondent for ABC News & Co-Anchor of Nightline

Abhi Nemani

Former Chief Data Officer for the City of Los Angeles, Co-founder of Ethos Labs, Technological Optimist & Political Philosophy Nerd