My Philosophy Reading List

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Ancient Philosophy

  1. “The Republic” by Plato
  2. “The Apology” by Plato
  3. “Dialogues” by Plato
  4. “Nichomachean Ethics” by Aristotle
  5. “The Politics” by Aristotle
  6. “The Poetics” by Aristotle
  7. “Metaphysics” by Aristotle

Philosophy of Mind

  1. “The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory” by David Chalmers
  2. “Consciousness Explained” by Daniel Dennett
  3. “Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid” by Douglas Hofstadter
  4. “What Is it Like to Be a Bat?” by Thomas Nagel

Metaphysics and Phenomenology

  1. “Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus” by Ludwig Wittgenstein
  2. “Meditations on First Philosophy” by Rene Descartes
  3. “Being and Time” by Martin Heidegger
  4. “Hegel’s Phenomology of Spirit” by Hegel

Existentialism

  1. “Being and Nothingness” by Jean-Paul Sartre
  2. “The Myth of Sisyphus” by Albert Camus
  3. “Thus Spoke Zarathustra” by Friedrich Nietzsche
  4. “The Stranger” by Albert Camus

Epistemology

  1. “On Certainty” by Ludwig Wittgenstein
  2. “An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding” by David Hume
  3. “Critique of Pure Reason” by Immanuel Kant
  4. “A Treatise of Human Nature” by David Hume
  5. “Discourse on Method” by Rene Descartes

Political Philosophy

  1. “On Liberty” by John Stewart Mill
  2. “A Theory of Justice” by John Rawls
  3. “Two Treatises of Government” by John Locke
  4. “The Prince” by Niccolo Machiavelli
  5. “Leviathan” by Thomas Hobbes

Ethics

  1. “Utilitarianism” by John Stewart Mill
  2. “The Metaphysics of Morals” by Immanuel Kant
  3. “Beyond Good and Evil” by Friedrich Nietzsche

Spiritual Philosophy & Stoicism

  1. “Tao Te Ching” by Lao Tzu
  2. “Spiritual Enlightenment: The Damnedest Thing” by Jed McKenna
  3. “The Untethered Soul” by Michael Singer
  4. “Finite and Infinite Games” by James Carse
  5. “Letters from a Stoic” by Seneca
  6. “A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy” by William Irvine
  7. “The Book of Life” by Jiddu Krishnamurti
  8. “The Bhagavad Gita” by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa

Philosophy of Mathematics

  1. “Principia Mathematica” by Bertrand Russell and Alfred Whitehead
  2. “On Formally Undecidable Propositions of Principle Mathematica and Related Systems” by Kurt Godel