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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 11 articles.
2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
(This took a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 1

    Meditations

    Marcus Aurelius

    Appears in 4 articles
  2. 2

    The Analects

    Confucius

    Appears in 4 articles
  3. 3
    Appears in 3 articles
  4. 4

    The Prince

    Niccolò Machiavelli

    Appears in 3 articles
  5. 5
    Appears in 3 articles
  6. 7
    Appears in 3 articles
  7. 8

    Being and Nothingness

    Jean-Paul Sartre

    Appears in 3 articles
  8. 9
    Appears in 3 articles
  9. 10

    Beyond Good And Evil

    Friedrich Nietzsche

    Appears in 3 articles
  10. MOST RECOMMENDED!
    11
    Appears in 2 articles
  11. 12
    Appears in 2 articles
  12. 13
    Appears in 2 articles
  13. 15
    Appears in 2 articles
  14. 16
    Appears in 2 articles
  15. 17
    Appears in 2 articles
  16. 18
    Appears in 2 articles

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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