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Best Philisophical Books: The Ultimate Collection

Looking for the best Philisophical books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

1. The Philosophical Baby: What Children’s Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love, and the Meaning of Life (2010)

Best Philisophical Books: The Ultimate CollectionIn the last decade there has been a revolution in our understanding of the minds of infants and young children. We used to believe that babies were irrational, and that their thinking and experience were limited. Now Alison Gopnik a leading psychologist and philosopher, as well as a mother explains the cutting-edge scientific and psychological research that has revealed that babies learn more, create more, care more, and experience more than we could ever have imagined. And there is good reason to believe that babies are actually smarter, more thoughtful, and more conscious than…
Author(s): Alison Gopnik

2. Philosophical Dilemmas: A Pro and Con Introduction to the Major Questions and Philosophers (2013)

Best Philisophical Books: The Ultimate CollectionPhilosophical Dilemmas: A Pro and Con Introduction to the Major Questions and Philosophers, Fourth Edition, outlines the classic arguments made by philosophers through the ages. It features sixty-three brief topical essays by author Phil Washburn organized around thirty-one fundamental philosophical questions like “Does God exist?” “Is morality relative?” and “Are we free?” Each essay takes a definite stand and promotes it vigorously, creating a sharp contrast between the two positions and giving each abstract theory a more personal and believable “voice.” The…
Author(s): Phil Washburn

3. Looseleaf for The Philosophical Journey: An Interactive Approach (2018)

Best Philisophical Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe Philosophical Journey: An Interactive Approach, 7e is a text with readings that enhances comprehension of philosophical study by encouraging students to ponder, explore, and actively participate in the learning process. Philosophy becomes a personal journey for students through Lawhead’s unique pedagogy that introduces philosophical concepts through practical application in the form of primary sources, interwoven exercises, and sections that encourage critical thinking and further exploration of core concepts. #121,453 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #496 in Philosophy (Books) Would you like to ?If…
Author(s): William Lawhead

4. Epoch (2019)

Best Philisophical Books: The Ultimate CollectionIn the near future where the world depends ever more heavily on technology, a sudden and unknown catastrophic event occurs rendering all electronics useless and simultaneously wipes the memories of all people. Now the inhabitants of the small town of Jerome must learn how to survive and rebuild society as well as their identities in this harsh new world.A young man awakens with a throbbing migraine and no memories, not even able to recall his own name or face. He recounts his experiences throughout his struggle to rediscover himself, confronting prejudice…
Author(s): Scott Finlay

5. Apple of the Mind’s Eye: A Collection of Poems (2019)

Best Philisophical Books: The Ultimate CollectionApple of the Mind’s Eye contains poetry that is both uplifting and realistic. Ranging from certain sentiments that mostly all of us have become familiar with; such as, joy, love, and pain to name a few. The content written has been created not just to relate to the readers emotionally, but with high hopes to broaden perspectives and to perhaps even familiarize one with their own thoughts. This is Stephanie Rosssana Marquez’s first published work that is shared with the public. Within the texts are several illustrations that have been crafted by Ernesto Jimenez. Each drawing included captures not only the individual poems themselves, but…
Author(s): Stephanie Rossana Marquez, Ernesto Jimenez

6. The Philosopher’s Book of Questions & Answers: Questions to Open Your Mind (2013)

Best Philisophical Books: The Ultimate CollectionYour life through the lens of the world’s greatest thinkers! Do you ever wonder how important money really is in life or what you need to do to achieve happiness? With The Philosopher’s Book of Questions and Answers, you will be one step closer to solving these uncertainties. Inside, you’ll find the basics of philosophy, written in plain English, and thoughts for applying these important theories to your own life. You’ll also be encouraged to dig deep into the philosophical reasoning behind your everyday actions with a series of fascinating prompts, such as:…
Author(s): D.E. Wittkower

7. On the Repetition of Human Habits (2019)

Best Philisophical Books: The Ultimate CollectionOn the Repetition of Human Habits is a philosophical book that analyzes common aspects of human society through neutral or critical perspectives. The work in its entirety is a collection of short sections of text that work to individually convey deferent messages. Some of the stories utilize fictional characters to deliver the argument, while others are written as if the author were speaking directly to the reader. All of the stories work to question human tendencies and other familiar topics. While reading these stories, the reader is encouraged to question their own beliefs as well as those that are presented to them within the text….
Author(s): Matthew M. Ployhart

8. The Mahler Symphonies: An Owner’s Manual (includes 1 CD) (2004)

Best Philisophical Books: The Ultimate CollectionSince Gustav Mahler was rediscovered in the early 1960s, his symphonies have become arguably the most popular works in the modern orchestral repertoire. Mahler’s Symphonies: An Owner’s Manual is the first discussion of the ten completed symphonies (No. 1-9 plus “The Song of the Earth”) to offer music lovers and record collectors a comprehensive overview of the music itself, what it sounds like, how it is organized, its form, content, and meaning, as it strikes today’s listeners. The book caters to the novice as David Hurwitz describes what…
Author(s): David Hurwitz

9. Winning the Worry Battle: Life Lessons from the Book of Joshua (2018)

Best Philisophical Books: The Ultimate CollectionHave you ever tried to fight worry with faith and felt you were losing the battle? Have comments like “God’s got this!” or “Just pray about it” only left you feeling more burdened? We know we shouldn’t worry, but the reality is that we all do at times. Whether it’s personal worries about loved ones and daily circumstances or broader concerns about what’s happening in the world, we long for something more than platitudes that will help us put real feet to our faith and win the worry battle. Many…
Author(s): Barb Roose

10. The Darkness of His Dreams: Poetry (2019)

Best Philisophical Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe Darkness of His Dreams by John W. Leys is an intimate journey by way of verses—a sequence of poignant and thought provoking ruminations. Readers will travel the ages through the keen lens that Leys has trained on history, philosophy, humanity, and his own life experiences. The Darkness of His Dreams is fine bourbon. Drink its words and feel pleasantly full. #150,939 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #769 in American Poetry (Books) #198 in American Literature (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): John W. Leys

11. The Urban Homestead (Expanded & Revised Edition): Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City (Process Self-reliance Series) (2010)

Best Philisophical Books: The Ultimate Collection“A delightfully readable and very useful guide to front- and back-yard vegetable gardening, food foraging, food preserving, chicken keeping, and other useful skills for anyone interested in taking a more active role in growing and preparing the food they eat.”—BoingBoing.net”…the contemporary bible on the subject.”—The New York TimesThis celebrated, essential handbook shows how to grow and preserve your own food, clean your house without toxins, raise chickens, gain energy independence, and more. Step-by-step projects, tips, and anecdotes will help…
Author(s): Kelly Coyne, Erik Knutzen

12. Philosophical Investigations (The Macat Library) (2017)

Best Philisophical Books: The Ultimate CollectionMany still consider Ludwig Wittgenstein’s 1953 Philosophical Investigations to be one of the breakthrough works of twentieth-century philosophy. The book sets out a radically new conception of philosophy itself, and demonstrates all the attributes of a fine analytical mind. Taking an argument from Plato and subjecting it to detailed (and very clear) analysis, Wittgenstein shows his understanding of how the sequence and function of differing parts of a highly-complex argument can be broken down and assessed. In so doing, he reaches a logical position of simultaneous agreement and disagreement with Plato’s philosophical…
Author(s): O’ Sullivan, Michael

13. Philosophy of Human Nature (2012)

Best Philisophical Books: The Ultimate CollectionWhy bother being good, if you could get away with being bad? What do you do when you believe no one is looking? Can you be happy without being good? These questions go to the heart of one of the most important and troubling problems in our lives: the value of morality. But these problems do not belong solely to our own time, for every thoughtful person from any historical period at any age from child to grandparent feels their force. They are perennial philosophical questions about the very meaning of life. So, it comes as no surprise to discover that the greatest philosophical work ever written, Plato’s…
Author(s): Jeffrey Tiel

14. Nothing to Be Frightened Of (2009)

Best Philisophical Books: The Ultimate CollectionNATIONAL BESTSELLERA NEW YORK TIMES BEST BOOK OF THE YEARA memoir on mortality as only Julian Barnes can write it, one that touches on faith and science and family as well as a rich array of exemplary figures who over the centuries have confronted the same questions he now poses about the most basic fact of life: its inevitable extinction. If the fear of death is “the most rational thing in the world,” how does one contend with it? An atheist at twenty and an agnostic at sixty, Barnes looks into the various arguments for, against, and with God, and at his own bloodline, which has become, following his…
Author(s): Julian Barnes

Best Philisophical Books: The Ultimate Collection

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Philisophical History of German Sociology (Routledge Studies in Critical Realism)

Author(s): Frederic Vandenberghe, Margaret Archer
Publisher: , Year: 2008, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 544797

The Creative Mind

Author(s): Henri Louis Bergson
Publisher: The Philisophical Library, Inc., Year: 1946, Size: 790 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 804300

Social and Philisophical Problems of Post-Soviet Space (Exemplified by Ukraine)

Author(s): Yatsenko M.P.
Publisher: , Year: , Size: 613 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 2057593

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly chart-busters according to USA Today, others are written 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 books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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