Philosophers were born

Name the place where the philosopher was born.
Order by time of birth a.k.a. chronological
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Philosopher
Born in...
Known for e.g.
 
Laozi
Chujen village / State of Chu
Daoism, wu wei
BCE
Mozi
Lu / Zhou Kingdom
Mohism, authenticity over ritual
BCE
Diogenes
Sinope
Cynicism, cosmopolitanism
BCE
Aristotle
Stagira / Chalcidian League
Syllogism, virtue ethics
BCE
Epicurus
Samos
Aponia, atomic swerve
BCE
Chrysippus
Soli / Cilicia
Stoicism, pneuma
BCE
Cicero
Arpinum / Roman Republic
Problem of evil, summum bonum
BCE
Epictetus
Hierapolis / Phrygia
Memento mori, philosophy is a way of life
1-500 CE
Augustine of Hippo
Thagaste / Roman Empire
Original sin, concuspicence/"sinful lust"
1-500 CE
Boëthius
Rome / Kingdom of Italy
The Wheel of Fortune/Rota fortunae
1-500 CE
Al-Ma'arri
al-Ma'arra / Emirate of Aleppo
Veganism, opposition to religion
500-1000 CE
Avicenna
Afshona / Samanid Empire
"Floating man", "Proof of the Truthful"
500-1000 CE
Averroes
Córdoba / Almoravid Empire
Unity of the intellect
1000-1500 CE
Thomas Aquinas
Roccasecca / Kingdom of Sicily
Peripatetic axiom, Double effect
1000-1500 CE
Thomas More
City of London / England
Utopia, Hatred/rage for Martin Luther
1000-1500 CE
Baltasar Gracián
Belmonte de Gracián / Spain
Gracián's maxims, pessimism
1500-1800 CE
Baruch Spinoza
Amsterdam / Dutch Republic
Affect, Spinozism
1500-1800 CE
Voltaire
Paris / Kingdom of France
Freedom of speech, freedom of religion
1500-1800 CE
Anton Wilhelm Amo
Axim
Critique of Descartes' philosophy of mind
1500-1800 CE
David Hume
Edinburgh / Scotland
Bundle theory, science of man
1500-1800 CE
Immanuel Kant
Königsberg / Prussia
Nebular hypothesis, Kantian ethics
1500-1800 CE
Arthur Schopenhauer
Danzig / Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
Schopenhauerian aesthetics, philosophical pessimism
1500-1800 CE
Søren Kierkegaard
Copenhagen / Denmark-Norway
Present age, existential despair
1800-1900 CE
Edmund Husserl
Proßnitz / Austrian Empire
Phenomenology, indirect realism
1800-1900 CE
Kitarō Nishida
Unokema / Japan
Basho, absolute nothingness
1800-1900 CE
Rosa Luxemburg
Zamość / Russian Empire
Revolutionary socialist democracy
1800-1900 CE
Sri Aurobindo
Calcutta / British raj
Supermind, intermediate zone
1800-1900 CE
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Vienna / Austria-Hungary
Language-games, family resemblance
1800-1900 CE
Albert Camus
Mondovi / Algeria
Absurdism
1900-
David Sztybel
Toronto / Canada
Animal ethics
1900-
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