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From Cometan in the 21st century all the way back through time to Voltaire and Novalis in the 18th century to Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, Confucius and the Buddha in the Ancient World, there have been mononymous philosophers throughout history and it is they who have become some of the most famous thinkers of all time. The list below is an attempt to encompass the most famous of these philosophers known by just one name.

  • Cometan
  • Plato
  • Voltaire
  • Novalis
  • Buddha
  • Confucius
  • Socrates
  • Aristotle