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9 Best Political Philosophy Books of All Time

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

    Here's what we did:
  1. Type "best political philosophy books" into our search engine and study the top 4+ pages.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (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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    The Prince

    The Prince

    Niccolò Machiavelli

  2. 2
    The Republic
  3. 3
    A Theory of Justice
  4. 4
    Anarchy, State, and Utopia
  5. 5


    Thomas Hobbes

  6. 6
    Second Treatise of Government
  7. 7
    An Introduction to Political Philosophy
  8. 8
    Early Writings
  9. 9
    Arguing About Political Philosophy


  • How was this Political Philosophy books list created?

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

  • How many Political Philosophy books are in this list?

    There are 9 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Political Philosophy books list?

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

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