Books for the Philosophy Newbie

Books for the Philosophy Newbie


A Daily Nous reader asks:

What books would you recommend to someone who’s new to philosophy? What would be your Philosophy 101 book recommendations?

I would imagine that many readers will take these two questions as requiring different answers. The books one might use in a class, when there is an instructor to help guide the students through them, may be different than those that might be best for the philosophical novice to explore on his or her own. Both kinds of suggestions are welcome.

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