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Best Beginner Philosophy Books Worth Your Attention

Here is a list of the best Beginner Philosophy books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

The Philosophy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (2017)

 Best Beginner Philosophy Books Worth Your AttentionExplore the history and concepts of philosophy, from the big thinkers to complex theories, with straightforward text and witty illustrations that demystify an often daunting subject matter. Now in paperback.Are the ideas of René Descartes, Mary Wollstonecraft, John Locke, and Thomas Hobbes still relevant today? The Philosophy Book unpacks the writings and ideas of more than 100 of history’s well-known philosophers, taking you on a journey from ancient Greece to modern day.
Author(s): DK

Philosophy For Beginners (2007)

 Best Beginner Philosophy Books Worth Your AttentionWhy does philosophy give some people a headache, others a real buzz, and yet others a feeling that it is subversive and dangerous? Why do a lot of people think philosophy is totally irrelevant? What is philosophy anyway?The ABCs of philosophy – easy to understand but never simplistic.Beginning with basic questions posed by the ancient Greeks – What is the world made of? What is a man? What is knowledge?
Author(s): Richard Osborne, Ralph Edney

Philosophy of Mind: A Beginner’s Guide (2005)

 Best Beginner Philosophy Books Worth Your AttentionDesigned specifically for students with no background knowledge in the subject, this accessible introduction covers all of the basic concepts and major theories in the philosophy of mind. Topics discussed include dualism, behaviorism, the identity theory, functionalism, the computational theory of mind, connectionism, physicalism, mental causation, and consciousness. The text is enhanced by chapter summaries, a glossary, suggestions for further reading, and self-assessment questions.
Author(s): Ian Ravenscroft

Philosophy Made Slightly Less Difficult: A Beginner’s Guide to Life’s Big Questions (2005)

 Best Beginner Philosophy Books Worth Your AttentionFrom time to time we all face life’s big questions . . . And as we wrestle with these issues, we may even find ourselves thinking, Perhaps what I need is a good dose of philosophy. It’s a shame philosophy is so difficult. Garrett DeWeese and J. P. Moreland understand this frustration and in this book offer help to make philosophy at least slightly less difficult.
Author(s): Garrett J. DeWeese, J. P. Moreland

Philosophy of Religion: A Beginner’s Guide (Beginner’s Guides) (2009)

 Best Beginner Philosophy Books Worth Your AttentionA much-needed introductory level book on this widely studied subject.Isaac Asimov said that “whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.” Such quandaries are the bread and butter of philosophy of religion.
Author(s): Charles Taliaferro

Islamic Philosophy: A Beginner’s Guide (Beginner’s Guides) (2009)

 Best Beginner Philosophy Books Worth Your AttentionFrom the introduction of Greek Philosophy into the Muslim world in the eighth century, right through to modern times, Majid Fakhry charts the evolution and interaction of philosophy, theology, and mysticism in the Islamic context.
Author(s): Majid Fakhry

Wicca for Beginners: Fundamentals of Philosophy & Practice (2006)

 Best Beginner Philosophy Books Worth Your AttentionDue to the sheer number of Wicca 101 books on the market, many newcomers to the Craft find themselves piecing together their Wiccan education by reading a chapter from one book, a few pages from another. Rather than depending on snippets of wisdom to build a new faith, Wicca for Beginners provides a solid foundation to Wicca without limiting the reader to one tradition or path.
Author(s): Thea Sabin

Buddhism for Beginners: Plain and Simple Guide to Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation (2019)

 Best Beginner Philosophy Books Worth Your AttentionDo You Want To Free Yourself From Stress And Anxiety?Would you like to bring peace and joy in your life?Many people hear the word “Buddhism” and they think it is a religion.
Author(s): Judith Yandell

The Human Person: A Beginner’s Thomistic Psychology (2018)

 Best Beginner Philosophy Books Worth Your AttentionThe Human Person presents a brief introduction to the human mind, the soul, immortality, and free will. While delving into the thought of Thomas Aquinas, it addresses contemporary topics, such as skepticism, mechanism, animal language research, and determinism. Steven J.
Author(s): Steven J. Jensen

Political Philosophy: A Beginners’ Guide for Students and Politicians (2019)

 Best Beginner Philosophy Books Worth Your AttentionPoliticians invoke grand ideas: social justice, democracy, community, liberty, equality. But what do these ideas really mean? How can politicians across the political spectrum appeal to the same values?
Author(s): Adam Swift

Philosophy of Mind (A Beginner’s Guide) (2006)

 Best Beginner Philosophy Books Worth Your AttentionIn this lively and entertaining introduction to the philospohy of the mind, Edward Feser explores the questions central to the discipline. #128,838 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #304 in Consciousness & Thought Philosophy Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?
Author(s): Edward Feser

Buddhism: Beginner’s Guide to Understanding & Practicing Buddhism to Become Stress and Anxiety Free (Buddhism, Mindfulness, Meditation, Buddhism For Beginners) (2016)

 Best Beginner Philosophy Books Worth Your Attention4th Edition Now Available with New Beautiful Images and also as Audiobook! “No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.” – Buddha An ancient and deeply revered practice, Buddhism is even more popular now than it has been in decades. The secret behind its steady rise is due in part to the plethora of benefits Buddhism reaps upon those who practice it and apply its teachings to their lives.
Author(s): Michael Williams

Wicca for Beginners: Philosophy and Practice of Wicca Beliefs with Guide for Solitary Practitioner of Magic, Rituals, and Witchcraft for Living A Magical Life (2019)

 Best Beginner Philosophy Books Worth Your AttentionBuy the Paperback Version of the Book and get the Kindle Book Version for FREE!If you have been looking to learn more about the Wiccan belief system, then this book is for you.The thing is, you’ve probably tried to learn about Wicca and their belief system.
Author(s): Mary Patterson

Marx for Beginners (2003)

 Best Beginner Philosophy Books Worth Your AttentionA cartoon book about Marx? Are you sure it’s Karl, not Groucho? How can you summarize the work of Karl Marx in cartoons? It took Rius to do it. He’s put it all in: the origins of Marxist philosophy, history, economics; of capital, labor, the class struggle, socialism. And there’s a biography of "Charlie" Marx besides.Like the companion volumes in the series, Marx for Beginners is accurate, understandable, and very, very funny.
Author(s): RIUS

Eastern Philosophy For Beginners (2007)

 Best Beginner Philosophy Books Worth Your AttentionThe spiritual rewards and intellectual challenges of Eastern Philosophy are revealed in this visually stunning book, illustrated by Joe Lee and with 19th Century engravings.Eastern Philosophy is not an intellectual pursuit, but one that involves one’s entire being. Much of it is so deeply entwined with the non-intellectual art of meditation, that the two are impossible to separate.
Author(s): Jim Powell, Joe Lee

Best Beginner Philosophy Books Worth Your Attention

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some beginner philosophy books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Philosophy Book for Beginners: A Brief Introduction to Great Thinkers and Big Ideas

Author(s): Sharon Kaye PhD
ID: 3360470, Publisher: Rockridge Press, Year: 2021, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Buddhism and Taoism for Beginners: A Complete Guide to Discover the Secrets of Tibetan Buddhism and Taoism Religion, to Learn the Buddhist and Taoist Philosophy

Author(s): Luck, Michael
ID: 2772754, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Yoga for Beginners: The Philosophy of Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Secret of Sleep Meditation and Deep Ralaxation with Yoga Nidra. Includes Teaching of Yoga Poses

Author(s): Cooper, Aurora
ID: 2897720, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly best-sellers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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