Reading Lists

Explore our curated reading lists of the best and most important works of particular philosophers and philosophical subjects.

introduction to philosophy reading list

An Introduction to Philosophy

The Top 4 Books to Read

history of western philosophy reading list

The History of Western Philosophy

The Top 5 Books to Read

consciousness reading list


The Top 5 Books to Read

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