The Ultimate Philosophy Reading List


262 Books sorted by Last Name.

1. The Epistle of Forgiveness by Abul Ala al-Ma’arri


2. The Deliverance from Error by al-Ghazālī


3. The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton


4. Life After Death by Alan F Segal


5. The Essential Turing by Alan Turing


6. After Virtue by Alasdair MacIntyre


7. Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life by Albert Borgmann


8. The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus


9. The Art of Living by Alexander Nehamas


10. The Presocratic Philosophers by and M. Schofield


11. The Epic of Gilgamesh by Anonymous


12. The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy by Anthony Gottlieb


13. Education’s End by Anthony T Kronman


14. Descartes’ Error by Antonio Damasio


15. The Clouds by Aristophanes


16. The Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle


17. Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel


18. After the End of Art by Arthur Danto


19. The Invisible Writing by Arthur Koestler


20. The Wisdom of Life by Arthur Schopenhauer


21. Dancing in the Streets by Barbara Ehrenreich


22. The Ethics by Baruch Spinoza


23. The Grasshopper by Bernard Suits


24. Shame and Necessity by Bernard Williams


25. Why I Am Not a Christian by Bertrand Russell


26. The Idea of Natural Rights by Brian Tierney


27. Against Moral Responsibility by Bruce Waller


28. The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan


29. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin


30. Truth, Politics, Morality by Cheryl Misak


31. Making up the Mind by Chris Frith


32. The Treasure of the City of Ladies by Christine de Pizan


33. The Path: A New Way to Think About Everything by Christine Gross-Loh


34. Mortality by Christopher Hitchens


35. Cognitive Surplus by Clay Shirky


36. Art by Clive Bell


37. The Forest People by Colin M Turnbull


38. The Analects by Confucius


39. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy


40. Philosophical Writings by CS Peirce


41. Home Is Where We Start From by D W Winnicott


42. Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon by Daniel C. Dennett


43. Elbow Room by Daniel Dennett


44. Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert


45. Why Plato Wrote by Danielle Allen


46. The Mortal Coil by David Boyd Haycock


47. Existentialism: A Reconstruction by David Cooper


48. Both Flesh and Not by David Foster Wallace


49. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace


50. Dialogues, and Natural History of Religion by David Hume


51. Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion by David Hume


52. Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, and The Natural History of Religion by David Hume


53. Hume on Religion by David Hume


54. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume


55. Thinking Through Confucius by David L. Hall, Roger T. Ames


56. The Young Karl Marx by David Leopold


57. Karl Marx: His Life and Thought by David McLellan


58. The Religious Enlightenment by David Sorkin


59. Sameness and Substance Renewed by David Wiggins


60. Rameau’s Nephew by Denis Diderot


61. Salons by Denis Diderot


62. Reasons and Persons by Derek Parfit


63. The Philosophy of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy by Donald Robertson


64. The Kennedy Tapes by E.May


65. Does Technology Drive History? The Dilemma of Technological Determinism by Edited


66. Philosophy of Technology by Edited


67. Father and Son by Edmund Gosse


68. The Known World by Edward P Jones


69. Nicolas Poussin by Elizabeth Cropper and Charles Dempsey


70. The Discourses of Epictetus by Epictetus


71. Preface to Plato by Eric A Havelock


72. Love and War in the Apennines by Eric Newby


73. All quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque


74. Escape From Evil by Ernest Becker


75. The Life of David Hume by Ernest Mossner


76. Four Views on Free Will by Fischer, Kane, Pereboom and Vargas


77. The Sense of an Ending by Frank Kermode


78. Rousseau’s Critique of Inequality by Frederick Neuhouser


79. Ecce Homo by Friedrich Nietzsche


80. Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche


81. The Gay Science by Friedrich Nietzsche


82. On the Genealogy of Morality by Friedrich Nietzsche


83. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky


84. The Collected Philosophical papers by G E M Anscombe


85. If You’re an Egalitarian, How Come You’re So Rich? by G. A. Cohen


86. Karl Marx’s Theory of History by G. A. Cohen


87. The Sophistic Movement by G. B. Kerferd


88. Yoga For People Who Can’t Be Bothered To Do It by Geoff Dyer


89. Art and the Aesthetic by George Dickie


90. Middlemarch by George Eliot


91. Ambition by Gilbert Brim


92. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis by Giorgio Bassani


93. The German Trauma by Gitta Sereny


94. Discourse on Metaphysics, Correspondence With Arnauld, and Monadology by Gottfried Wilhelm Freiherr von Leibniz


95. The Foundations of Arithmetic by Gottlob Frege


96. Reading Rousseau in the Nuclear Age by Grace Roosevelt


97. Socrates: Ironist and Moral Philosopher by Gregory Vlastos


98. The Book of Isaiah: Personal Impressions of Isaiah Berlin by Henry Hardy


99. The Enlightenment in America by Henry May


100. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville


101. The Odyssey by Homer


102. Real Time II by Hugh Mellor


103. Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant


104. Critique of the Power of Judgement by Immanuel Kant


105. Religion Within the Boundaries of Mere Reason by Immanuel Kant


106. Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals by Immanuel Kant


107. The Black Prince by Iris Murdoch


108. In Joy Still Felt by Isaac Asimov


109. Red Cavalry and Other Stories by Isaac Babel


110. Liberty by Isaiah Berlin


111. The Proper Study Of Mankind: An Anthology of Essays by Isaiah Berlin


112. Karl Marx by Isaiah Berlin


113. Personal Impressions by Isaiah Berlin


114. The Hedgehog and the Fox: An Essay on Tolstoy’s View of History by Isaiah Berlin


115. Western Atheism: A Short History by James A Thrower


116. On Human Rights by James Griffin


117. Making Sense of Human Rights by James Nickel


118. Human Error by James Reason


119. Illusions by James Sully


120. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen


121. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen


122. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen


123. The Sceptical Feminist by Janet Radcliffe Richards


124. The Postmodern Condition by Jean-Francois Lyotard


125. Discourse on Inequality by Jean-Jacques Rousseau


126. Existentialism and Humanism by Jean-Paul Sartre


127. Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre


128. Killing in War by Jeff McMahan


129. The Price of Civilization by Jeffrey D Sachs


130. Putting on Virtue by Jennifer Herdt


131. Hello America by JG Ballard


132. Utilitarianism: For and Against by JJC Smart and Bernard Williams


133. The Secret Power of Beauty by John Armstrong


134. Reconstruction in Philosophy by John Dewey


135. Whoops! Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay by John Lanchester


136. A Letter Concerning Toleration by John Locke


137. God Is Back by John Micklethwait, Adrian Wooldridge


138. The Law of Peoples by John Rawls


139. A Theory of Justice by John Rawls


140. Nietzsche’s System by John Richardson


141. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill


142. Early Greek Philosophy by Jonathan Barnes


143. Causing Death and Saving Lives by Jonathan Glover


144. The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt


145. Radical Enlightenment by Jonathan I Israel


146. Democratic Enlightenment: Philosophy, Revolution, and Human Rights, 1750–1790 by Jonathan Israel


147. A Survey of Metaphysics by Jonathan Lowe


148. Karl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Life by Jonathan Sperber


149. The Immortal by Jorge Luis Borges


150. Themes from Kaplan by Joseph Almog, John Perry and Howard Wettstein


151. Political Dissent in Democratic Athens by Josiah Ober


152. A Treatise on the Difference between Temporal and Eternal by Juan Eusebio Nieremberg


153. The Blind Side of the Heart by Julia Franck


154. The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten by Julian Baggini


155. The Li Chi or Book of Rites, Part II of II (Forgotten Books) by K’ung-fu Tzu


156. Early Writings by Karl Marx


157. Winnetou by Karl May


158. An Unquiet Mind by Kay Jamison


159. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut


160. Autonomous Technology — Technics-Out-of-Control as a Theme in Political Thought by Langdon Winner


161. Daodejing by Laozi


162. A New Stoicism by Laurence Becker


163. Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Restless Genius by Leo Damrosch


164. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy


165. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy


166. The Annotated Alice by Lewis Carroll and Martin Gardner


167. Technics and Civilization by Lewis Mumford


168. The Enlightenment and the Intellectual Foundations of Modern Culture by Louis Dupré


169. Religion Is Not about God by Loyal Rue


170. Letters on Ethics: To Lucilius by Lucius Annaeus Seneca


171. The Guide of the Perplexed by Maimonides


172. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius


173. Anger and Forgiveness: Resentment, Generosity, and Justice by Martha Nussbaum


174. Nietzsche on Truth and Philosophy by Maudemarie Clark


175. Phenomenology of Perception by Maurice Merleau-Ponty


176. From Whom God Hid Nothing by Meister Eckhart


177. Mencius by Mengzi


178. Moneyball by Michael Lewis


179. Justice by Michael Sandel


180. In Darwin’s Shadow by Michael Shermer


181. Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument With Historical Illustrations by Michael Walzer


182. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera


183. Aesthetics by Monroe Beardsley


184. Rousseau: An Introduction to His Psychological, Social and Political Theory by N J H Dent


185. Frege’s Puzzle by Nathan Salmon


186. Languages of Art by Nelson Goodman


187. Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby


188. Methland by Nick Reding


189. Atheists: The Origin of the Species by Nick Spence


190. Syntactic Structures by Noam Chomsky


191. The Pursuit of the Millennium by Norman Cohn


192. The Philosophy of David Hume by Norman Kemp-Smith


193. The Game of Opposites by Norman Lebrecht


194. The really hard problem by Owen Flanagan


195. The Crisis of the European Mind by Paul Hazard


196. Lying : An Augustinian Theology of Duplicity by Paul J. Griffiths


197. The Existentialist Reader by Paul S MacDonald


198. Out of Eden by Paul W Kahn


199. Crude World by Peter Maass


200. Basil D’Oliveira: Cricket and Controversy by Peter Oborne


201. Practical Ethics by Peter Singer


202. Ethics in the Real World: 82 Brief Essays on Things That Matter by Peter Singer


203. The Life You Can Save by Peter Singer


204. The Bounds of Sense by Peter Strawson


205. Society without God by Phil Zuckerman


206. Expert Political Judgment by Philip E Tetlock


207. The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman


208. Natural Goodness by Philippa Foot


209. Philosophy as a Way of Life by Pierre Hadot


210. Sacred and Secular by Pippa Norris, Ronald Inglehart


211. The Symposium by Plato


212. Republic by Plato


213. Statesman by Plato


214. Theaetetus by Plato


215. Apology by Plato


216. Five Dialogues by Plato (translated


217. If This Is a Man by Primo Levi


218. The Drowned and the Saved by Primo Levi


219. Responsibility and the Moral Sentiments by R.J. Wallace


220. Toleranz im Konflikt by Rainer Forst


221. 36 Arguments for the Existence of God by Rebecca Goldstein


222. Meditations on First Philosophy by René Descartes


223. The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins


224. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins


225. Godless Morality by Richard Holloway


226. Heidegger: An Introduction by Richard Polt


227. Anarchy, State, and Utopia by Robert Nozick


228. Rousseau, the Age of Enlightenment, and Their Legacies by Robert Wokler


229. Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography by Rüdiger Safranski, translator Shelley Frisch


230. Confessions by Saint Augustine


231. At The Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails by Sarah Bakewell


232. The Boy with the Topknot by Sathnam Sanghera


233. Naming and Necessity by Saul A Kripke


234. Civilisation and Its Discontents by Sigmund Freud


235. The Coming of the Fairies by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


236. The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky


237. Tractatus Theologico-Politicus by Spinoza


238. The Confessions of St Augustine by St Augustine


239. Disowning Knowledge by Stanley Cavell


240. The Philosophy Files by Stephen Law


241. Justifying Toleration by Susan Mendus


242. This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen by Tadeusz Borowski


243. The Meaning of Life by Terry Eagleton


244. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes


245. Death in Venice by Thomas Mann


246. Doctor Faustus by Thomas Mann


247. What Does It All Mean? by Thomas Nagel


248. Mortal Questions by Thomas Nagel


249. The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine


250. Le silence de la mer by Vercors


251. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl


252. The Crowded Dance of Modern Life by Virginia Woolf


253. Regulating Aversion by Wendy Brown


254. A Guide to the Good Life by William B Irvine


255. Table-Talk, Essays on Men and Manners by William Hazlit


256. Pragmatism by William James


257. The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James


258. From a Logical Point of View by WV Quine


259. Zhuangzi: The Essential Writings by Zhuangzi


260. Xunzi (Translations from the Asian Classics) by


261. Dhammapada (Volume editor Thomas Byrom)


262. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights



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