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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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Bill Richardson

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

Carl Bernstein
(2 ratings)

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, Author & Political Analyst

Van Jones
(5 ratings)

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

Dr. Michio Kaku
(4 ratings)

World-Renowned Futurist & Theoretical Physicist

Ray Kurzweil
(5 ratings)

Chairman of Kurzweil Technologies, Inventor & Futurist

Sir Richard Branson
(1 rating)

Businessman & Founder of Virgin Group

Vali Nasr

Academic and Author Specializing in the Middle East and Islamic World, Former Senior Advisor to US Representative to Afghanistan

Abhi Nemani

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

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, Food Politics Activist, Filmmaker & Academic

John Legend

EGOT Winning Musician, Producer & Philantropist

Dr. Cornel West
(4 ratings)

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

Jon Meacham
(1 rating)

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian & Author

Penn Jillette

Magician, Actor, Musician, Inventor, Television Personality & 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"

Daniel Goleman

Internationally Recognized Psychologist & New York Times Bestselling Author