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18 Best Philosophers Books of All Time


Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Philosophers books (instead of one person's opinion).

    Our process:
  1. Search for "best philosophers books" and study the top 5 articles.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! ­čśŐ
    (This took a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 1

    The Prince

    Niccol├▓ Machiavelli

  2. 2

    Meditations

    Marcus Aurelius

  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

    The Analects

    Confucius

  6. MOST RECOMMENDED!
    6
  7. 7
  8. 10

    Being and Nothingness

    Jean-Paul Sartre

  9. 11
  10. 12

    Beyond Good And Evil

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  11. 13
  12. 15
  13. 16
  14. 17
  15. 18

FAQ

  • How was this Philosophers books list created?

    We searched for "best Philosophers books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Philosophers books are in this list?

    There are 18 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Philosophers books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Philosophers books on the internet.

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