List of liberal theorists  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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This is a partial list of individuals strongly associated with the liberal tradition and instrumental in the exposition of political liberalism as a philosophy, in approximately chronological order, in a long line from Dutchman Baruch Spinoza, the Englishman John Locke and the Frenchman Voltaire to the Americans Ronald Dworkin, Richard Rorty and Francis Fukuyama as well as the Indian Amartya Sen and the Peruvian Hernando do Soto. Some of these people moved away from liberalism, while others espoused other ideologies before turning to liberalism. There are many different views of what constitute liberalism, and some liberals would feel that some of the people on this list were not true liberals. It is intended to be suggestive rather than exhaustive.

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