Philosophers on Twitter

List of philosophers who have over 1,000 Twitter followers. Tweet additions and comments to @Lucretius21c. This list also is available in the Twitter list system.

For favorite Twitter feeds of the users listed below, see
Philosophers’ Favorite Twitter Feeds.

Content last updated: 2015-05-19 09:00 UTC. Users listed: 227.

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 Alain de Botton

Books; articles at and films at:
Philosophy Bites interview(s) with Alain de Botton…

509,083  0.7/day
 Daniel Dennett

I’m an author and philosopher of mind and cognitive scientist
Tufts University…
Philosophy Bites interview(s) with Daniel Dennett…

117,398  0.3/day
 Michel ONFRAY

Philosophe, écrivain

66,920  1/day
 Peter Singer

Author: The Most Good You Can Do, Animal Liberation, The Life You Can Save, @lifeyoucansave
Princeton University
Philosophy Bites interview(s) with Peter Singer…

52,998  0.4/day
 Nigel Warburton

Freelance philosopher, podcaster, writer. Author of A Little History of Philosophy etc. Interviewer for Philosophy Bites podcast. Virtual Philosopher Ltd.
Oxford & London UK

46,856  9/day
 Christina H. Sommers

Resident scholar at American Enterprise Institute. Former philosophy professor. Author of Who Stole Feminism?
Host of weekly video blog: The Factual Feminist.
Washington, DC…

46,473  7/day
 Luciano Floridi

Oxford philosopher: philosophy/ethics of information, phil of technology
University of Oxford
Philosophy Bites interview(s) with Luciano Floridi…

17,725  1/day
 William Crawley

I talk for a living. Occasionally think. And sometimes tweet. Retweets are not endorsements.
Belfast / Manchester

15,142  17/day

Adjunct faculty in philosophy, free-thinker, secular humanist, science-lover, sceptic, blogger, religious critic, atheist

14,727  0.2/day
 Julian Baggini

Big thoughts can come in small packages, or so Julian Baggini hopes
United Kingdom
Philosophy Bites interview(s) with Julian Baggini…

12,357  1/day
 Peter Boghossian

Street Epistemology, reason, rationality, critical thinking, faith. Book: A Manual for Creating Atheists.
Portland, OR

12,046  4/day
 James K.A. Smith

Professor of Philosophy, Calvin College; Editor, @commentmag
Grand Rapids, MI

11,497  12/day
 Massimo Pigliucci

Professor of Philosophy at City University of New York
New York, NY

10,388  10/day
 Jacques Rousseau

Moist robot & secular activist. Lectures critical thinking & ethics @ University of Cape Town. Chair of Free Society Institute
Cape Town, South Africa

9,244  11/day
 Prof. Gary Francione

Professor, Rutgers University. Seeking to abolish animal exploitation through creative, nonviolent vegan education & advocacy.
New Jersey
Philosophy Bites interview(s) with Prof. Gary Francione…

9,185  6/day
 Jeremy Stangroom

I write philosophy books and run the web site.
Toronto, Canada

7,906  8/day
 Guy Longworth

Philosopher @philoswarwick. A map of cheerful twitters now.…
Philosophy Bites interview(s) with Guy Longworth…

7,272  93/day
 Logical Analysis

Sophist. Philosophy of the sciences: maths, physics, econ. Mathematical logic. Russell’s philosophy. Arts/Books/Games. Pessimism. Absurdity.
Mexico City

7,086  24/day
 Chris MacDonald

Philosopher-ethicist-speaker. Dir of Jim Pattison Ethical Leadership Prog @ Ryerson U’s Ted Rogers School of Mgmt. ‘100 Most Influential in Biz Ethics’ x4 years
Toronto, Canada

7,060  6/day
 Patricia Churchland

I am a neurophilosopher, so work at the interface of philosophy, neuroscience & psychology. On questions like where do values come from, what is self & awarene?
San Diego (UCSD)…
Philosophy Bites interview(s) with Patricia Churchland…

6,855  0.1/day
 Ian Dyball

PhD researcher of the performance mind: philosophy & music incl. self; virtuosity; anxiety; the zone etc. Guitar teacher & photographer
Norfolk, UK

6,701  2/day
 Stephen Law

Philosopher and author.
Oxford UK
Philosophy Bites interview(s) with Stephen Law…

6,665  3/day
 Brian D. Earp

Researcher @ University of Oxford: cognitive science, psychology, philosophy, ethics, biomedicine, sociology, etc. Also professional actor-singer.

6,354  23/day
 Øyvind Kvalnes

Filosof, forsker, forfatter, far og farfar. Flere spørsmål enn svar. BI- og Engamann
Oslo, Norge

6,345  18/day
 Jeremy Neill

Writer, Teacher, Husband, and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Houston Baptist University

6,222  10/day
 Janet D. Stemwedel

Philosopher, lapsed chemist. Previously at Scientific American, ScienceBlogs.
San Francisco Bay Area

6,204  31/day
 Molly Crockett

globetrotting neuroscientist investigating altruism, morality and economic decision-making
Philosophy Bites interview(s) with Molly Crockett…

6,192  1/day
 Javier Gomá Lanzón

Paseaba con un dejo de azucena que piensa

5,966  17/day
 Rani Lill Anjum

Philosopher & Director of CauseHealth at @UniNMBU. Has a twitter lists of 2000 philosophers. Co-author of Getting Causes from Powers & Causation VSI. #Raniblogs
Oslo and Ås, Norway…

5,840  25/day
 A C Grayling

Philosopher, Author

Philosophy Bites interview(s) with A C Grayling…

5,832  0.6/day
 Plato On Book Tour

Plato reacts to the 21st century. Rebecca Newberger Goldstein types.

5,582  2/day
 Mathias Fischer

Kommentator i Bergens Tidende. Filosofistudent ved Universitetet i Bergen.
Bergen, Norway…

5,553  11/day
 Tarcisio Pequeno

Professor: Logic, Philosophy, Artificial Intelligence. Viver é melhor que sonhar.
Fortaleza – Brasil

5,531  8/day
 Glenn McGee PhD

I teach in the Healthcare Administration graduate program of U New Haven Dept of Management
New Haven, Connecticut

5,507  1/day
 Peter Adamson

Professor of Philosophy at the LMU in Munich; hosts podcast about the History of Philosophy… without any gaps.
Philosophy Bites interview(s) with Peter Adamson…

5,419  4/day
 Damon Young

Philosopher/author. New: Voltaire’s Vine (Random House), How to Think About Exercise (Picador/Macmillan). For kids: My Pop is a Pirate/My Nanna is a Ninja.
Melbourne, Australia

5,231  40/day
 Emmy van Deurzen

Philosopher, psychologist, existential therapist. Author of 14 books, translated into 16 languages. Principal of New School. Director Existential Academy.
London and Yorkshire, UK

5,226  4/day
 Anita Leirfall

Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Bergen and Associate Professor of Philosophy, Norwegian University of Life Sciences @uniNMBU
Oslo, Norway…

4,953  26/day
 Alain Guillemain

Essayist · Philosopher
Brisbane, Australia

4,938  0.3/day
 Stephen Mumford

Professor of Metaphysics and Dean of the Faculty of Arts at University of Nottingham. Feeling compelled to defend free will.

4,808  15/day
 Dan Fincke

philosopher, ethicist, atheist, prolific blogger, independent online philosophy teacher, philosophical counselor, podcaster, PhD.
Manhattan, New York…

4,775  7/day
 Jules Evans

Author: Philosophy for Life; policy director at QM’s Centre for History of Emotions; co-organiser London Philosophy Club

4,665  5/day
 Gregg Caruso

Philosopher/Professor/Author interested in free will, consciousness, phil of mind, cog sci, science & religion, neuroscience, moral responsibility, & punishment

4,556  2/day
 Gilbert Harman

Philosophy Professor, Princeton University
Princeton, NJ, USA

4,494  0.4/day
 Lois Shawver, Ph.D.

Retired clinical psychologist, author of 2 books & many more articles &book chapters. More coming. Strong background in western philosophy & postmodernism.

4,484  1.0/day
 Pawel Pachniewski

Mental contractions of an alien in 140 characters or less on the future.

4,475  20/day
 Richard Ashcroft

Professor of Bioethics in the School of Law at QMUL. Reads a lot. Intermittently grouchy. Prone to utopianising. Hope Springs Eternal. Completely baffled.

4,452  35/day
 Ethicist For Hire

Continental philosopher trying to live in an analytic philosophy world… | Please Note: Tweets = Id; Retweets = Ego; Favorites = Super-Ego
Tacoma, WA

4,420  18/day
 Miguel Á QuintanaPaz

Profesor de Ética (UEMC). Según soy un peligro social. Promotor de @LibresIguales. Consejo Político nacional de UPyD. Charro y wittgensteiniano
Valladolid-Salamanca, Spain

4,335  39/day
 Thom Brooks

Professor of Law & Government @Durham_Uni | Columnist @TheJournalNews | @PhilWilsonMP comms lead | Media:
Durham, UK

4,313  12/day
 Keith Frankish

English philosopher & writer, living in Crete. Interests in mind, consciousness, reasoning, belief. Tweeting philosophy of mind, cog sci, Greece, links, & chat.
Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Philosophy Bites interview(s) with Keith Frankish…

4,175  9/day
 Tania Lombrozo

Writes about cognitive science and philosophy. Professes psychology at UC Berkeley. Devours chocolate and fiction.
Berkeley, California

4,138  0.3/day
 Julian Savulescu

Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics, University of Oxford. Tweets are own and Rts do not imply agreement
Philosophy Bites interview(s) with Julian Savulescu…

4,063  0.7/day
 Bernard-Henri Lévy

Philosopher and journalist. Infrequently tweeting for my many English-speaking readers.
citizen of the world…

4,047  <0.05/day
 Tim Crane

Philosopher at the University of Cambridge, Fellow of Peterhouse, Philosophy Editor at the TLS
Philosophy Bites interview(s) with Tim Crane…

4,031  1/day
 Alva Noe

Writer and philosopher, based in Berkeley and New York City. Regular contributor to NPR’s 13.7 Culture and Cosmos:

4,015  0.3/day
 Becca Reilly-Cooper

Potentially dangerous top global feminist, if my twitter lists are to be believed. Political philosopher. Rape Crisis volunteer. Raging pomophobe. Person.

3,951  4/day
 Russell Blackford

I’m a philosopher and critic, author and editor. My books include FREEDOM OF RELIGION AND THE SECULAR STATE and HUMANITY ENHANCED.
Newcastle, Australia

3,912  10/day
 Lauri Jarvilehto

Insight enthusiast
Helsinki, Finland

3,865  4/day
 Leigh M. Johnson

Philosophy professor, Memphian, blogger, documentary filmmaker/ photographer and not a bad person to know if you find yourself in a pinch
Memphis, TN

3,834  4/day
 Evan Selinger

Philosophy Prof. at RIT. Columnist @CSMPasscode. Advisory Board @futureofprivacy. Contributor: @wired; @Slate; @TheAtlantic; etc. #Technology #Ethics #Privacy

3,802  6/day
 Rebecca Roache

Philosophy lecturer @RoyalHolloway. Personal account. A bit sweary. Tweets are not philosophy lectures (see Wittgenstein for that).
Philosophy Bites interview(s) with Rebecca Roache…

3,785  2/day
 Santiago Navajas

Profesor de Filosofía: Crítico político, cinematográfico y literario:

3,748  11/day
 Ben Young

Visiting Assistant Professor in Cognitive Science at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem working on the philosophy of olfaction, consciousness, & neuroscience.

3,672  1/day
 Modern-Day Stoic

PhD Student writing on the #Stoicism of #Epictetus. #Stoic

3,625  2/day
 Boone B. Gorges

philosophy; computers; higher ed; crosswords; Jesse Frederick-composed theme songs
New York, NY

3,562  9/day
 Nick Polloni

Italian medievalist twitting about the weird modern world from some spot on the outskirts of the so-called academia… Instagram: nicola.polloni
Notre Dame, IN

3,539  1/day
 Angie Hobbs

Professor of the Public Understanding of Philosophy
University of Sheffield
Philosophy Bites interview(s) with Angie Hobbs…

3,394  1/day
 Christian Munthe

#Philosophy prof @uniofgothenburg, #bioethics researcher & blogger. Latest books: [1] AND [2] No mercy for trolls!
Gothenburg, Sweden

3,373  7/day
 Stéphane Vial

PhD Philosophy. Associate Professor at @unimesfr. Researcher at @SorbonneParis1. Editor-in-chief of @scidudesi. Digital Age, Design Research, Digital Humanities
Paris – Nîmes, France

3,359  2/day
 Pablo Abitbol

Exploring applications of cognitive sciences in deliberative decision architectures, public policy making, strategic analysis, planning & evaluation
Cartagena de Indias

3,247  5/day
 Itır Erhart

Bilgi University, Adim Adim, The School of Life, long-distance runner, human rights activist, Ashoka fellow
Istanbul, Turkey

3,212  5/day
 Ray Monk

Professor of philosophy, biographer, unashamed Dr Who fan and ukulele player. Tweeting in a personal capacity. Also on Facebook and Instagram.
Southampton, UK
Philosophy Bites interview(s) with Ray Monk…

3,185  1/day
 Pamela J. Hobart

formerly Stubbart. lapsed academic philosopher, relentless internet enthusiast. contributor at @libertarianism + @bustle. looking for interesting job.
San Francisco via Manhattan

3,087  14/day
 Thomas Gregersen

Political Philosophy, Ethics, Human Rights, Political Liberalism
Copenhagen, Denmark

3,028  0.5/day
 Kwame Anthony Appiah

Born in London, raised in Ghana, educated at Cambridge in philosophy. Teach at NYU. Write mostly about ethics and African and African American Studies.
New York/Princeton
Philosophy Bites interview(s) with Kwame Anthony Appiah…

3,007  <0.05/day
 CSI Jenkins

Philosopher, author, and editor of the award-winning philosophy journal Thought. Photos by @jichikawa. Latest news:

2,938  4/day
 Constantine Sandis

Philosophy Prof at Oxford Brookes University (@philobrookes) & fellow @theRSAorg. Working on action explanation & understanding. See also @WhyPhilMatters.…

2,881  2/day

a logician (for more details, see my website)
respublica symbolomania…

2,862  16/day
 Matt Zwolinski

#Philosophy professor at @UofSanDiego. Bleeding Heart #Libertarian (@BHLBlog). Homebrewer and #CraftBeer lover. Father of four.
San Diego, CA

2,852  2/day
 Carl Elliott

Author of White Coat, Black Hat and Better than Well; contributor to New Yorker, Atlantic, MoJo, Matter; failed bioethics professor at University of Minnesota

2,835  10/day
 Greg Restall

Professor of Philosophy at the University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia

2,824  2/day
 Carsten Fogh Nielsen

Filosof, tegneserieelsker, superhelt in spe. Til dagligt i lære som menneske. Trofast #wcpic’er, opfinder af #AEBMB og generelt storforbruger af hashtags.

2,791  27/day

heir to enslaved & (self-)emancipated ‘negroes’ (AfriKans) in Jamaica—born & bred in Brum—educated @UniofOxford (1st in Greats)/@umich (PhD in Philosophy) #DTMH
London, England

2,699  6/day
 Chris Bertram

Political philosopher: politics, philosophy, photography, migration rights, Rousseau, global justice …

All tweets reflect my personal views only.
Bristol, UK

2,697  10/day
 Keith Wilson

Postdoctoral Researcher at @GlasgowCSPE, @GlasgowUni tweeting own views on #philosophy of mind & perception, #highered, digital tech, politics, and fatherhood.
Glasgow, Scotland, UK

2,668  25/day
 Nathan Emmerich

Tweeting all the bioethics and bioethic related news that crosses this desk!

2,634  4/day
 Barry Stocker

British philosopher in Istanbul. Various cultural & political interests. Soft libertarian in politics; Literary-Historical-Continental side of philosophy

2,619  22/day
 Robin James

Assoc. Professor of Philosophy & Women’s/Gender Studies at UNCC, @cyborgology contributor, sound artist
Charlotte, NC

2,592  5/day
 Peter-Paul Verbeek

Professor of Philosophy of Technology, University of Twente (NL) | DesignLab | Society for Philosophy and Technology
Enschede, The Netherlands

2,558  0.9/day

Irish philosophy is my passion, but not the only thing I tweet about. Contributor to @irishphilosophy
Kildare, Ireland

2,555  61/day
 David Papineau

At King’s College London and City University New York. Working on mind, metaphysics, science, and the connections between philosophy and sport.
London and New York
Philosophy Bites interview(s) with David Papineau…

2,552  0.8/day
 Anibal M. Astobiza

Graduated in Philosophy from University of Deusto (´03) and PhD in Cognitive Science and Humanities from University of the Basque Country (´14).

2,516  9/day

teacher/writer/researcher in philosophy (she/her) / #philosophyjazzhands: @falasafaz / #postgrad #disability in #HE: @PhDisabled // RT=/=endorsement
Indoors, somewhere

2,489  93/day
 Martin O’Neill

dad of four. I write about politics, philosophy and public policy. @uniyorkpolitics @uniofyork; asst editor @renewaljournal; @uklabour & @thefabians; gooner
York, UK

2,482  0.7/day
 Hubert Dreyfus

Hubert, Berkeley philosophy professor, is an original thinker who finds in the classic texts a new relevance for people’s everyday lives.

2,469  0.1/day
 Mark Eli Kalderon

An American philosopher in London

2,453  4/day
 François Jourde

Prof. de philosophie (Bruxelles) / Essayeur pédagogique à l’ère numérique / Auteur sur & Hatier / Je suis aussi @profphilo et @philoeeb

2,424  0.5/day
 Roderick T. Long

I teach philosophy at Auburn University and head up the Molinari Institute. I’m an Aristotelean Wittgensteinian left-wing market anarchist and sf fan.
Auburn, AL

2,406  31/day

Moody philosopher.

2,373  18/day
 Elena Postigo Solana

Profesora de Filosofía y Bioética, PhD. Anotaciones filosóficas e ideas marginales. Miscelánea cultural. Philosophy & Bioethics.
Madrid, Spain…

2,329  15/day
 J. Martínez Bowness

Entrepreneur. Philosophy, history, education & random musings. / Emprendedor. Filosofía, historia, educación y reflexiones varias.
Mexico City

2,324  2/day
 Francis J. Beckwith

Philosophy professor and author of over a dozen books and 100 articles and reviews.
Central Texas

2,316  0.6/day
 Allen Stairs

Philosophy prof; views tweeted are mine and not UMD’s. Yup, I’m a liberal. Nope, I don’t care whether you’re an atheist.

2,311  23/day
 John Searle
2,303  <0.05/day
 Chris Long

Husband, Father of two daughters, Professor of Philosophy and Classics at Penn State and Associate Dean of Graduate and Undergraduate Education.
State College, PA

2,283  4/day
 Brit Brogaard

Author of On Romantic Love, OUP. Professor and Director of the Brogaard Lab for Multisensory Research. Research interests: perception, emotions, semantics.
University of Miami

2,264  1/day
 Michael Slezak

Australasia Reporter @newscientist magazine. Interested in politics, drug policy, climate change, philosophy, physics, cancer, kittens etc
Sydney, Australia.

2,249  4/day
 Jeremy Waldron

Legal philosopher at NYU; political theorist at Oxford; New Zealander by origin…

2,204  0.2/day
 Ari Kohen

#UNL political theory professor, dad, quasi-Canadian, MSU & Duke alumnus, Detroit Pistons/Wings/Tigers/Lions fan. All tweets my own. RT≠endorsement. And so on.
Lincoln, Nebraska

2,176  14/day
 Jan Kyrre Berg Friis

Philosopher and roman catholic – interested in philosophy, theology, literature, and science.
Copenhagen, Denmark

2,159  0.8/day
 Juliana de A. K.

Philosophy student, Tel Aviv University. German Idealism. Beauvoir. Ingmar Bergman (@bergmanwatch).

Writer/Photographer: Yod Magazine. Culture Trip.

2,148  33/day
 Leon Heuts

Tragische levenskunst. Mede-oprichter Academie voor de Nutteloze Kennis, adjunct-hoofdredacteur Filosofie Magazine

2,130  1.0/day
 Pablo Bustinduy

Claro que podemos

2,111  0.4/day
 Pete Mandik

Philosophy professor; author of This Is Philosophy of Mind; co-host of the podcast SpaceTimeMind
Greater Hell’s Kitchen Area

2,056  2/day
 Paul Oppenheimer


2,048  1/day
 Michael Bärnthaler

Wir publishen unsere Seelen aus Langeweile.

2,030  23/day
 Peter Smith

Sometime Cambridge philosopher, now idling in retirement

2,005  1/day
 Alexandre Klein

Philosophe et historien des sciences. Chercheur postdoctoral @uOttawaHealthSc #histmed #histpsych #histsanté
Montréal, Québec

1,987  13/day
 Katie Stockdale

PhD student in philosophy. Interested in moral, social, and political philosophy and moral psychology. @KillamTrusts and @SSHRC_CRSH scholar.
Halifax, Nova Scotia

1,968  4/day
 David Edmonds

Philosophy Bites, Oxford, BBC, Wittgenstein’s Poker. Latest book WOULD YOU KILL THE FAT MAN?..All views expressed are the product of my genes & the environment.

1,935  2/day
 Didier Moulinier

Ecrivain & serial-blogueur. Philosophie, psychanalyse, littérature, politique, technologies…

1,886  4/day
 John Tasioulas

Director @YTLKings and Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford
Oxford / London

1,886  9/day
 Ben Rogers

I have written about philosophy, history democracy and cities. Am Director of @CentreforLondon, the London think tank.
Philosophy Bites interview(s) with Ben Rogers…

1,881  1/day
 Brian Leiter

I teach and write about moral, political and legal philosophy in the Anglophone and Continental traditions, at the University of Chicago.
Chicago, Illinois, USA

1,880  0.6/day
 David Pereplyotchik

I study and teach analytic philosophy, generative linguistics, and cognitive psychology. I also write and play music. PhD from CUNY-GC. Teaching at Kent State.
Akron, OH

1,878  0.9/day
 John S. Wilkins

Philosopher, punster, fatso. Working on a book on social dominance and hierarchy. Talk about religion, politics and music when I am avoiding work.
Melbourne, Australia

1,869  8/day
 Dan Little

Philosopher of social science; politics and social justice in the United States, China, southeast Asia. Special concerns about racial justice.

1,868  1/day

I teach Religion, Philosophy & Ethics at the University of Gloucestershire. Interests: Buddhism, Death practices, Philosophy, Running, Climbing, Cycling.

1,856  9/day
 George Shiber

Alumnus: @Columbia University and @GC_CUNY: #Philosophy #Logic #Mathematics. SuperString/M-Theory expounder. Academic Blogger. Sharing #Science and Philosophy.
White Plains, New York.

1,854  48/day
 Andrew N Carpenter

Expert in online learning, active researcher, academic leader, award-winning educator.
Westminster, MD…

1,834  4/day
 Dave O’Hara

Professor of Philosophy & Classics at @AugustanaSD. Brook trout, Greek, Inklings, Philology. Evolutionary Love. Native New Yorker. Book:
Sioux Falls, SD

1,815  3/day
 Justin Caouette

University of Calgary PhD candidate in Philosophy (Massachusetts native). Tweeting: Free Will, Ethics, Punishment, Mind, Emotions, Science, and Academic news.
Calgary, Alberta

1,811  16/day
 Search for Wisdom

Life is short and living is complicated. A bit of wisdom makes all the difference.
Consultant philosopher and author.
London, UK

1,800  9/day
 Coen Brummer

Speechschrijver @minvenj – geschiedenis – filosofie – history and philosophy of science – kunst – cultuur – politiek – boek:
Utrecht, Nederland

1,780  6/day
 Levi Asher

I write thoughtfully about literature, pacifism, philosophy, music and technology on Literary Kicks. I let the chaos run rampant here.
New York and Washington DC

1,761  2/day
 George Iordanou

I work for @Refugees at @UNHCRCyprus. Politics PhD. Views expressed here are my own. Blog: LinkedIn:
Nicosia, Cyprus

1,748  7/day
 Thomas Knapp

Student (Philosophie) an der Uni Graz, aktiv in der ÖH (Studienvertretung), Politik-Blogger bei @neuwalcom
Graz, Austria

1,744  5/day

Philosophy, Teaching, Nursing, Law (favourites are bookmarks)
Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

1,741  14/day
 Lisa Bortolotti

Professor of Philosophy @unibirmingham

1,740  1/day
 Daily Nous

News for and about the philosophy profession, edited by Justin Weinberg (University of South Carolina).

1,738  3/day
 Dr. Dilettante

Philosophy PhD from Columbia; post-doc at USC. I’m most interested in complexity theory, climate science, and philosophy of science.
New York, NY

1,733  2/day
 Marylin Delgado

Former academic philosopher. Interested in human nature. Searching for hows and whys. Books: *Las paradojas del mal*; *Lo que no da igual*

1,732  7/day
 John Danaher

Lecturer and blogger. Tweets mainly about philosophy, ethics, technology and law.

1,696  5/day
 Babette Babich

Philosopher of science, technology, art, animals and music. Got Nietzsche, Heidegger, Adorno, Anders… Author: The Hallelujah Effect.
New York

1,694  10/day
 Alan Bowden

Recently completed a philosophy PhD (Durham). Mostly books, art, and reviews. Bookseller.
London, UK.

1,685  38/day
 Simon Riches

Trainee clinical psychologist, researcher, PhD in philosophy, writer on arts & pop culture | Tweeting psychology, philosophy, stuff like that | Views are my own
@KingsIoPPN, London, England

1,680  0.6/day
 Jonathan Ichikawa

Views expressed are somebody else’s; retweets are endorsements. If you don’t like my opinions, you have to read them. Again.
Vancouver, Canada

1,665  3/day
 John Taylor

Head of Philosophy, Philosophy in Education Project Director, EPQ chief examiner, author & philosopher.

1,656  2/day
 Marianne Talbot

Director of studies in philosophy at Oxford University’s Department for Continuing Education

1,642  2/day
 Barry C Smith

Professor of Philosophy, Director of the Institute of Philosophy at School of Advanced Study, University of London:

Dual passions – philosophy and wine
Philosophy Bites interview(s) with Barry C Smith…

1,640  1/day
 Dr. Steve Cooke

Political philosophy, animal rights, environmental ethics @ University of Sheffield. Liberal. Tweeting in a personal capacity.

1,604  7/day
 Gregory Sadler

philosopher, writer, speaker, consultant — ethics, emotions, critical thinking, politics, religion, assessment — I bring philosophy into practice
Kingston, NY

1,594  2/day
 Clayton Littlejohn


1,593  2/day
 Alison Gopnik

Cognitive scientist, psychologist, philosopher, author of The Scientist in the Crib and Philosophical Baby, and WSJ Mind And Matter columnist.
Philosophy Bites interview(s) with Alison Gopnik…

1,591  <0.05/day
 John Protevi

Professor of French Studies & Professor of Philosophy, LSU. Affiliation for ID purposes only; I speak only for myself and claim academic freedom for these views
Baton Rouge LA

1,575  1/day
 Rachel Handley

Philosophy PhD student @livuni working on Quasi-Realism. Rather fond of poetry, painting, metaethics, abstract expressionist art & classical music.

1,574  22/day
 Jonathan Webber

Philosopher and Southvillain

1,561  6/day
 David John Roden

Philosopher at the Open U. Interested in eccentric alternatives to humanity and the naturalisation of just about everything.
Bristol, UK…

1,552  4/day
 Anna Ezekiel

Scottish & Canadian philosopher in Singapore. Riding horses, travelling, & translating & writing about neglected German Romantic Karoline von Günderrode.

1,544  1/day
 Synthetic Future(s)

Synthetic Future(s) is a multimedia arts project imagining the future philosophical & ethical implications of new technologies

#synbio #bioethics #philosophy

1,541  20/day
 Craig French

Philosopher, @TrinityHallCamb @Cambridge_Uni. May tweet about Early Modern Philosophy. Want to meet those with shared interest in philosophy, music, badgers!

1,536  3/day
 Tim Dean

Science + Technology Editor at The Conversation, PhD in philosophy, science writer, founder of Socrates Cafe Sydney, gamer, curry fanatic.

1,531  2/day

Ancien prof de philosophie. Interne en neuroyologie en Normandie. Germanophile. Politique (A gauche) #Philosophie #Neurosciences ”Bonsoir, choses d’ici bas”
Parisien en exil

1,515  28/day
 William Irwin

Libertarian and Existentialist. Professor of Philosophy at King’s College and General Editor of the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series.
Kingston, PA

1,511  1/day

#MAPhil #Christian | Crunching my education into tweets.

1,490  0.9/day
 Catherine French

Former graduate student at University of Cambridge. Tweets devoted to #philosophy – M&E, political, meta, and #Wittgenstein.
Toronto, Canada

1,480  0.6/day
 Sjoerd van Hoorn

Schrijft/écrit/schreibt/writes. Quel que soit le point depuis lequel on regarde un jardin zen, une pierre échappe toujours à la vue.
Nijmegen/Nimègue, Pays-Bas…

1,466  28/day
 Ned Block

New York…
Philosophy Bites interview(s) with Ned Block…

1,462  <0.05/day
 Jana Mohr Lone

Philosopher, educator & advocate for children. Director of UW Center for Philosophy for Children, working to empower young people through philosophical inquiry
Seattle, Washington

1,462  0.7/day
 Myisha Cherry

Philosopher in NYC who specializes in moral psychology & ethics. Host of The UnMute Podcast. I write Op-Eds. Passionate about justice. Lebron James FANatic

1,446  3/day

Metaphysics and Philosophy of Science&Technology at @UniofNottingham • opendata and transparency advocate, cofounder at @osd_it

1,434  19/day
 Patrick Stokes

Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Deakin University. Works on personal identity, Kierkegaard, moral psych, death. 50% of @TheFakeMcCoys.
Melbourne, Australia

1,434  2/day
 Will Buckingham

Novelist, philosopher, Reader in Writing & Creativity at DMU, student of Chinese, writer of Descent of the Lyre, Snorgh, stuff on Levinas etc. Opinions my own.

1,433  2/day
 David Pearce

I am interested in the use of biotechnology to abolish suffering throughout the living world:
Brighton UK

1,431  0.9/day
 Charles Foster

Author: presumptuously and unsuccessfully trying to work out what we’re doing on this strange and wonderful ball of rock. Many books, mostly bad.

1,410  3/day
 Andrew Cullison

Director of the Prindle Institute and Professor at DePauw
Greencastle, IN

1,390  1/day

Boston Review editor, Apple University faculty
San Francisco

1,382  2/day

Philosophy MPhilStud at KCL. Interested in modality and the philosophy of science.

1,371  2/day
 Erik Angner

Philosophy, Politics, Economics. Director, @MasonPPE. Author, A Course in Behavioral Economics (2012). Statements of affect, cognition, and volition my own.
Fairfax, VA

1,361  2/day
 Michael LaBossiere

I’m a runner/gamer from Maine who went to school in Ohio and ended up a philosophy professor in Florida.
Tallahassee, Florida

1,354  0.4/day
 Ole Hjortland

Associate Professor, Philosophy, University of Bergen, Norway. (Philosophy, logic, chess, etc).

1,342  2/day
 Robert Jackson

PhD @ Lancs Uni / Writer @ Furtherfield / Associate Editor of Speculations Journal / Book on BioShock and propaganda. Social Justice Warrior, and so on.
Solar System

1,315  7/day
 Alejandro Vázquez M.

Grad student working on epistemology and the philosophy of cognitive science at UNAM, Mexico City. Recently interested in neurodiversity. Also @stormentas.
Mexico City

1,300  2/day
 Gary Williams

PhD student @ WashU Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology. I’m passionate about philosophy, science, books, chess, social media, writing, & cooking.
St. Louis

1,295  2/day
 Andy Clark

Philosopher and Cognitive Scientist
Edinburgh, Scotland…

1,286  <0.05/day
 Pilar Herraiz

Philosopher. Part-time Latinist. PhD candidate interested in Medieval Philosophy, Metaphysics and Philosophy of Language. Tweets in English and Spanish.
Hellín, Spain

1,285  8/day
 Simon Glendinning

Professor of European Philosophy at LSE
London, England…

1,281  2/day

I am a moral philosopher & eternal student. I like cats. Chocolate is the key to world peace. Surely, my brain is making me do all this.

1,278  13/day

Philosophy, informal logic, argumentation theory. Standard disclaimers apply. See also: @RAILBlog.

1,267  5/day
 Doug Geivett

professor of philosophy, author, kayaker, motorcycler
So. California

1,264  0.5/day
 Maarten Steenhagen

Philosopher. Doctoral candidate at @UCLphilosophy, visiting @UofT. Writing about perception, representation, psychology and psychoanalysis.
Toronto, ON / London, UK

1,255  1/day
 Beck Pitt

Philosopher & researcher on @OER_Hub project @OpenUniversity.
All tweets are in a personal capacity.

1,252  6/day
 pete wolfendale

Currently a freelance philosopher of a Kantian persuasion.

1,250  11/day
 Paul Boghossian

Professor of Philosophy at NYU
New York, NY…
Philosophy Bites interview(s) with Paul Boghossian…

1,242  0.1/day
 Willem van de Ven

Independent Philosopher (MA) working as quality manager & administrator. Like: Language – Epistemology – Metaphysics – Ethics – Politics. Tweets: ENG – NL
Tilburg, NL

1,235  4/day

Philosopher & Organization Researcher. PhD Ancient Greek philosophy, 1993. Professor of Education & Work Life Research, Vice Dean (R&D), HiOA. Personal tweets
Oslo, Norway RTnotEndorsement

1,209  11/day
 Robert Farrow

Education research professional with interests in open education, OER, policy, communication, tech-enhanced cognition and data visuals. (

1,207  4/day
 Peter Thompson

Thinker, Theorist, Beggar Man, Thief journalist, writer, translator, not a non-Marxist. The way you made it, that’s the way it will be

1,203  8/day
 Rebecca Bamford

Philosopher, Nietzsche scholar, bioethicist, and comparatist. Tweeting about philosophy today; RTs are not always endorsements.

1,175  0.2/day
 Sam Rocha

Come, follow me, and I will give you tweets.
Vancouver, BC

1,171  22/day
 Cédric Eyssette

Professeur de philosophie & Enseignant en Section Euro Anglais.

1,170  0.2/day
 Basque Philosopher

returning to nature

1,164  15/day
 Gillian Russell

philosopher @ Washington University in St Louis

1,162  <0.05/day

Striving to live virtuously. #philosophy #science

1,162  15/day
 Christine James

Philosophy Professor, Theorist and Occasional Polymath
Southeast by way of Chicago

1,156  2/day
 Branden Fitelson

Philosopher @ Rutgers
Jersey City

1,155  0.6/day
 Gravid Beast

Lolloping. |
Logics, computation, philosophy, poetry (proportions may vary) |
Also tweets about mental health and psychology |
Goat ambassador

1,155  70/day
 Michael W. Austin

Philosopher | Author | Speaker | Soccer Coach | The Arsenal
Richmond, KY

1,151  2/day

Philosopher, political thinker, musician
West Hartford, CT

1,144  3/day
 David Koepsell

Author, educator, attorney (retired), philosopher, interested in science, ethics, freedom, and justice. Mexico, D.F.

1,141  4/day
 Richard Zach

Trust me, I’m a logician.

1,140  2/day

Ann Arbor

1,136  1/day
 Jonathan Tallant

Associate Professor and Head of Department @NottsPhilosophy and philosophical advisor to

1,134  6/day
 Mark Sprevak

Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Mind & Cognition, University of Edinburgh

1,114  0.5/day
 Robert Long

RA at Harvard Lab for Developmental Studies | Recent M.A. in philosophy @BrandeisU | Formerly @tnr @amconmag | I enjoy Neko Case’s music
Boston, MA

1,112  8/day
 Boaz Schuman

PhD student @UofT, Jr Fellow @MasseyCollege. Medieval philosophy of #logic & #language—and other things along the way, esp. @MedievalLatin. (Views = my own).
Calgarian in Toronto

1,111  2/day

After a life of cul-de-sacs and sloughs of despond, I have returned to the consolations of philosophy
Somewhere in the middle

1,104  5/day
 Zoran Kojcic

Philosopher, Philosophical Practitioner and Consultant, Author of philosophical novel ‘Walk through…’, Teacher and Cyclist. Founding President @HDFP_CSPP
Osijek, Croatia

1,101  1/day
 Dr Kate Devitt

Cognitive scientist. Associate Lecturer in Information Ecology @ QUT
iPhone: -27.497580,153.019165

1,087  1.0/day
 Samantha Brennan

Philosopher, feminist, cyclist, ethicist, parent. Professor at Western University, London, Ontario, Canada.
London, Ontario

1,086  2/day
 Liz Disley

Academic nomad. Interested in Hegel, Husserl, lots of things in between and many after. Also politics, feminist thought, travel…
St Andrews/Istanbul

1,074  3/day
 Steinar Bøyum

Associate professor University of Bergen. Philosophy, education, and so on. Blogging at

1,068  0.1/day
 David Brax

Unsolicited witticisms.
Stockholm, Sweden

1,067  6/day
 Louise Moody

Philosophy PhD -er; married to @julieallinson; humum of BT @scrabblefscruff and SBT @matildabscruff.
York, U.K…

1,059  3/day
 Nicole Vincent

i’m a philosopher. my buzzwords: responsibility, neurolaw, compatibilism, capacitarianism, charactarianism, neuroethics, enhancement, neuroeudaimonia, virtue.

1,039  3/day
 Christopher Woodard

Department of Philosophy, University of Nottingham. Interested in ethics and political philosophy, especially utilitarianism.

1,038  1/day

37 thoughts on “Philosophers on Twitter

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  3. Physicists vs. Philosophers on Twitter – Lucretius, ver. 21c

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  7. Twitter Profiles – Lucretius, ver. 21c

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  9. Follower Growth Among Popular Philosophers on Twitter in 2013 Q2 – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  10. Word clouds for the tweets of highly followed physicists, astronomers, and philosophers – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  11. Top tweets by discipline – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  12. Follower growth among popular philosophers on Twitter in 2013 Q3 – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  13. Followers vs. years on Twitter – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  14. Twitterviews – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  15. Philosophers ordered by followers-per-tweet – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  16. Growth in 2013 for highly followed philosophers – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  17. Women among highly followed philosophers on Twitter – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  18. Composite profiles of highly followed philosophers, physicists, and astronomers on Twitter – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  19. Books for the budding natural philosopher by authors on Twitter – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  20. Charting philosophers who have over 5,000 Twitter followers – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  21. Weekly Round-Up | ~ Bohemiacademia ~

  22. The faces of highly followed philosophers on Twitter – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  23. Philosophers on Twitter: analyses to date – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  24. URLs of wisdom (end of March 2014) | Social in silico

  25. A selection of Philosophy Bites for scientists – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  26. Follower growth among popular philosophers on Twitter in 2014 Q1 – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  27. Top 50 People to follow on twitter

  28. Collage of highly followed philosophers on Twitter – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  29. I’m listed on ‘Philosophers on Twitter’ | Stockerblog

  30. Women among highly followed philosophers on Twitter – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  31. Philosophers followed by philosophers on Twitter – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  32. Reply activity of highly followed philosophers on Twitter – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  33. Retweet activity of highly followed philosophers on Twitter – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  34. Lucretius21c at two years – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  35. Selected 2014 books by highly followed philosophers, physicists, and astronomers – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  36. 2014 Twitter growth: Philosophers – Lucretius, ver. 21c

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