What are the best literature about philosophy?

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    #1The Alchemist

    The Alchemist

    The Alchemist is an inspirational fable written by the famous Brazilian author Paolo Coelho. The book gave Coelho the Guinness World Record for the most translations of the same book in 2009. It was originally published in 1993.

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    Carolyn Salazar
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This book will either turn you off or touch you deeply. There is a reason it's been translated so often. It will make you think, believe and reflect. I would definitely recommend this book."
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    #2Nineteen Eighty Four

    Nineteen Eighty Four

    1984 is a George Orwell fiction originally published in 1949. It is filled with political themes and was ranked 13th in the 100 best English novels in 1998. It is about Winston, a man fighting the totalitarian government ruling the land.

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    Paul Porter
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Nineteen Eighty Four keeps you on your toes throughout. Makes you constantly think as well."
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    #3Candide

    Candide
    Candide is a satirical novel by Voltaire. It provides social criticism by telling the story of Candide, who delivers a blow against optimism in the face of life's hardships as he struggles to reunite with the love of his life.
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    Jane Campbell
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I like to read philosophy. Recently I was reading Candide by Voltaire. it is a beautiful story of life and love. I really enjoyed the story just as much as I enjoy the philosophy. "
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    #4Sophie's World

    Sophie's World

    Sophie's World is a philosophical fiction novel written by Jostein Gaarder. This book was first published in 1991 by Berkley Books. It was originally written in Norwegian with the title Sofies Verden.

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    William Harris
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Sophie's World is one of the best literature about philosophy. If you know someone that likes books and can read, they will love the quality of the paper and the font of this well known book. Many trees were harvested to produce this and scholars will be debating for eons if it was really worth it."
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    #5The Complete Idiot's Guide to Philosophy

    The Complete Idiot's Guide to Philosophy

    This beginner's book about philosophy covers the essential philosophers from ancient times to today, working as a great introduction to the mental exercise this science brings. Even the newest kinds of philosophy are included, like women philosophers and postmodernism. 




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    Wayne Clark
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I have always loved philosophy. This is really interesting because it covers so many eras in time. I came away with a lot to think about."
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    #6At The Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails

    At The Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails

    At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails by Sarah Bakewell is a biographical novel originally published in March 2016. This book tackles the concept of existentialism movement.

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    Arnav Saxena
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This book mainly deals with the existentialism movement. It is biographical and fairly well written. I read it on a rainy day and found it to be very enlightening. A book for those looking to expand their horizons and delve into philosophy."
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    #7The Little Prince

    The Little Prince

    The Little Prince is written by Antoine de Saint-Exupery about a prince who visited Earth from a tiny asteroid. It is known as a book for kids but it has been considered as an allegory of the author's wartime experiences. 

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    Beverly Watkins
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This book has been around for a long time for a reason. It's most definitively a classic, and it can be enjoyed by all ages. I had never read it before but of course had heard of it many times, so I decided to check it out. I can see what all the fuss is about! Even over fifty years later, it's still amusing and very readable an d relevant to our lives. I recommend checking it out!"
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    #8The Brothers Karamazov

    The Brothers Karamazov

    The Brothers Karamazov is Fyodor Dostoyevsky's final novel. It tells the story of four brothers―Dmtiri, Ivan, Alyosha, and Smerdyakov. Dostoyevsky writes about 19th-century Russian life and talks about religion, ethics, and morality.

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    Bobby Lewis
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Wow is all I can say after I read this book. Fyodor Dostoyevsky does it again with his final novel. While no as Crime and Punishment this novel tell a great story even though at time the translation is a little hard to understand in certain parts of the book. The print of the book that I had was abit hard to read but it was still very good. "
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    #9Siddhartha

    Siddhartha

    Siddharta is a spiritual fiction novel written by Herman Hesse. It was published January 1, 1982 by Bantam publishing. It narrates the story of a young man's journey to spiritual enlightenment.

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    Pablo Rodríguez
    Written on May 9, 2018
    ""Siddhartha" has long been a very popular graduation gift, and for good reason. It tells the story of a young man who leaves his family, moving between contemplation and lust, suffering and peace, and rejection and wisdom. It is thought-provoking and a modern classic in the world of philosophical literature. It's not a light read, but it is worth the effort."
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    #10The Fire Next Time

    The Fire Next Time
    The Fire Next Time is James Baldwin's book depicting the racial injustice he suffered in his childhood in Harlem, and through parts of the book, he made a call to the American people to end racism.
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    Arnav Dutta
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "As someone who "grew up" around the world and in the presence of a rainbow of people and cultures and then became a teacher, this book broke my heart while making it whole. I wish in my wildest dreams that this book was mandatory reading for the world. It speaks to more than just for and to the black american community, it speaks to anyone and everyone who is ready to listen. Baldwin's insights and anecdotes provide a steady glow in the readers mind to be fanned with deep thinking and self reflection. He so perfectly captures my many of my own thoughts, feelings, and musings and elucidates them in ways I have never been able to. I wish I wish I wish I could have had the opportunity to meet this incredible man. The introductory letter from his uncle is proof that this beautifully gifting writing courses through the veins of the Baldwin family. I love this book (it is actually two shorter pieces quilted together and it's perfect)."
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    #11The Man Without Qualities

    The Man Without Qualities

    The Man Without Qualities is a philosophical written by literary icon Robert Musil. It was published in English in October 1997 with the translation of Sophie Wilkins and Burton Pike.

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    #12Notes From Underground

    Notes From Underground
    In Notes from the Underground, Fyodor Dostoyevsky tells the story of an unnamed narrator who retreated underground, fully isolating himself from society. It exhibits Dostoyevsky's thoughts on society and the human condition.
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    Justin Fields
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Notes From Underground is some of the best literature about philosophy. The story is fascinating and involves the narrator living underground. I found myself spellbound and imagining myself in their shoes. I've recommended it to several others since reading it and will keep it in my library."
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    #13The Metamorphosis

    The Metamorphosis
    Gregor Samsa was a regular traveling salesman who one night transformed into a cockroach-looking animal. As his whole family despises him, this book uses Samsa's transformation to talk about human feeling of acceptance and guiltiness, as his new condition brought poverty to his family. 



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    Sandra Day
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This is a unique, interesting plot. It kept me on my toes wanting to know how people were going to handle Samsa's transformation. It kept me engaged to know what the end result would be for Samsa. I highly recommend this book."
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    #14Fahrenheit 451

    Fahrenheit 451

    Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel wherein a totalitarian regime has ordered the burning of books in order to suppress the spread of subversive ideas. It preaches about the power and role of knowledge to see beyond the surface.

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    Craig Patel
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I was on the hunt for the best literature about philosophy and this book was just what I needed! I love it and recommend to everyone."
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    #15Brave New World

    Brave New World

    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is a utopian and dystopian fiction novel published in 1932. This book follows Bernard Marx living a perfect life in a scientifically engineered society until he visited one of the remaining old reservoirs.

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    Brian Morris
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This is one of my favorite Science Fiction books. The book itself is extremely well-written and immersive. The lessons one learns from the book are also incredible. "
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    #16The Picture of Dorian Gray

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    The Picture of Dorian Gray is a philosophical book written by Oscar Wilde, which is about Dorian Gray whose painted portrait of himself done by Basil Hallward ages instead of him as he commits sins and vile acts. 

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    #17Steppenwolf

    Steppenwolf
    Steppenwolf is a novel by Hermann Hesse originally published in Germany in 1927. It is a mix of autobiography and psychoanalysis, as well as a critical view of the intellectual hypocrisy of the period.
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    Kelly Hill
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Steppenwolf seems like a magical tale. Who knows where the twist and turns of this story will lead you!"
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    #18Crime and Punishment

    Crime and Punishment
    Crime and Punishment is a classic of Russian literature by Fyodor Dostoyevsky published in 1866. It tells the story of ex-student Rodion Raskolnikov who plans to kill an unscrupulous pawnbroker to liberate himself from poverty.

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    Alexander Peters
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Well, Dostoyevsky once again manages to knock it out of the park with this book. Reading it will leave you at the edge of your seat, in more ways than one. With more twists and turns than you can imagine, along with a strong, grounded philosophy to back it up, it's well worth the purchase and read."
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    #19An Essay on the Beautiful

    An Essay on the Beautiful

    An Essay on the Beautiful is a compilation of essays and writings about aesthetics written by ancient Greek philosopher Plotinus and some works by Enlightenment philosopher Taylor Thomas.

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    Hemant Trivedi
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This is an award winning interesting essay book, I strongly recommend it for people"
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    #20Inferno (Divine Comedy Trilogy)

    Inferno (Divine Comedy Trilogy)

    Inferno is the first part of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, one of the most famous medieval classics written in the early parts of the 14th century. It is widely recognized as one of the greatest works of literature.

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    Joyce Carter
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "truly a classic, everyone should read this book"
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    #21A Pilgrim's Path: Freemasonry and the Religious Right

    A Pilgrim's Path: Freemasonry and the Religious Right
    A Pilgrim's Path: Freemasonry and the Religious Right is a History, Esoteric Religion, Non-fiction book written by John J. Robinson. It was published October 14, 1993 by M. Evans & Company.
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    Arnav Rathore
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "This is an interesting historical book relating freemasonry with the religious right. The interesting mesh of the two philosophies bring to mind many compatible and incompatible ideas. Truly, this book serves as a specific analysis, but also as a broad interest book."
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    #22The Green House

    The Green House

    The Green House is a philosophical and socially-investigative novel written by the famous Peruvian writer Mario Vargas LLosa. It was first released as La casa verde in 1968. It is about the divide between savagery and civilization.

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    Hugo Barron
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I had to read this for a philosophy class. It was interesting, but boring. I'm not interested in philosophy, though, so thats probably why."
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    #23Totem and Taboo

    Totem and Taboo

    Totem and Taboo is a non-fiction book written by Sigmund Freud which includes his theories on themes such as family, society, religion that has influenced every aspect of the modern life.

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    Lawrence Wade
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, and sometimes a classic book is a classic book. This isn't exactly light reading, especially in the original German, but I always find myself coming away with new insight into human nature when I've finished it."
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    #24Broca's Brain

    Broca's Brain
    Broca's Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science is a non-fiction book by the highly-acclaimed astronomer, Carl Sagan. It is a collection of essays that explore concepts about what awaits mankind in the future.
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    Billy Gray
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Okay, Sagan. We get it. You're smart. You want people to understand science. But really, did you have to do it so well! Wow! Great book. So full of insight and knowledge. I've never known so much before. And that'a the tooth!"
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    #25The Origins of Freemasonry: Scotland's Century, 1590 - 1710

    The Origins of Freemasonry: Scotland's Century, 1590 - 1710

    The Origins of Freemasonry: Scotland's Century, 1590 - 1710 is a reference book about Freemasonry written by David Stevenson. It was published November 25, 1988 by Cambridge University Press.

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    Tomás Olivares
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I've read The Origins of Freemasonry: Scotland's Century, 1590 - 1710 by David Stevenson and it's a great history and reference book, but it's not really about philosophy. The books is a history of the Freemasons and it meticulously researched. If you're looking for a literature book about philosophy specifically, I don't really think this one fits the bill. "
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    #26Hamlet and Oedipus

    Hamlet and Oedipus

    Hamlet and Oedipus is a non-fiction book written by Alfred Ernest Jones which as it investigates Hamlet’s mind relating to the general psychological conditions. 

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    Roy Fernandez
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This is something that fans of philosophy will like. I had to read this story for a project in school and enjoyed it very much. You might think that the language is difficult to understand, but if you are a good reader you will be able to get through it. It will have you appreciating the classic stories. "
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    #27The Storyteller

    The Storyteller

    The Storyteller is an inspirational, philosophical, and investigative fiction written by Hispanic literary icon Mario Vargas Llosa. It was first published in 1989 as El Hablador. It was translated by Helen Lane for the English release.

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    Jose Rice
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "The Storyteller by Llosa is among the best literature about philosophy. It is a classic of the genre. Llosa has created a work that does not leave one's mind easily after reading."
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    #28The Way of the Craftsman: Search for the Spiritual Essences of Craft Freemasonry

    The Way of the Craftsman: Search for the Spiritual Essences of Craft Freemasonry

    The Way of the Craftsman: Search for the Spiritual Essences of Craft Freemasonry is a Cultural, Reference book about Freemasonry written by W. Kirk MacNulty. It was published April 1, 2002 by Central Regalia Ltd.

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    Michael Fields
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This book explains a lot of information about the Freemasons that a lot of people might not know. Some people seem to think that the free masons are something that they're not. This is a reference guide to their culture and it's fascinating."

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Best What are the best literature about philosophy
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The AlchemistBooks 36 Paid
2Nineteen Eighty FourBooks 33 Paid
3CandideBooks 32 Paid
4Sophie's WorldBooks 30 Paid
5The Complete Idiot's Guide to PhilosophyBooks 29 Paid
6At The Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being, and Apricot CocktailsBooks 27 Paid
7The Little PrinceBooks 26 Paid
8The Brothers KaramazovBooks 23 Paid
9SiddharthaBooks 23 Paid
10The Fire Next TimeBooks 21 Paid
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