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19 Best Philosophers Books of All Time


Our goal: Find the best Philosophers books according to the internet (not just one random person's opinion).

    Here's what we did:
  1. Type "best philosophers books" into our search engine and study the top 5+ pages.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! ūüėä
    (It was a lot of work. But hey! That's why we're here, right?)

(Updated 2024)

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Last Updated: Monday 1 Jan, 2024

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  1. 1
    The Prince

    The Prince

    Niccolò Machiavelli

  2. 2
    Meditations

    Meditations

    Marcus Aurelius

  3. 3
    Tao Te Ching
  4. 4
    The Republic
  5. 5
    The Analects

    The Analects

    Confucius

  6. MOST RECOMMENDED!
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    Man's Search for Meaning

    Man's Search for Meaning

    Viktor E. Frankl

  7. 7
    The Art Of War
  8. 8
    Beyond Good And Evil

    Beyond Good And Evil

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  9. 11
    Being and Nothingness

    Being and Nothingness

    Jean-Paul Sartre

  10. 12
    Critique of Pure Reason
  11. 13
    Beyond Good And Evil

    Beyond Good And Evil

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  12. 14
    The Myth of Sisyphus
  13. 16
    Meditations on First Philosophy
  14. 17
    Nicomachean Ethics
  15. 18
    A Treatise of Human Nature
  16. 19
    The Dialogues of Plato

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 19 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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