A Flowchart of Philosophical Novels and Stories


Ben Roth, a philosopher who teaches in the Harvard College Writing Program, has put together a kind of flowchart recommending philosophical novels and stories.

With categories like “about a philosopher”, “by a Ph.D.,” “horror”, “the complications of history,” and many more, the chart is pretty big:

It may be easier to view if you open the image above in a new tab and zoom in.

Or you could view it as a PDF, either in the window below (which should allow you to zoom in or scroll across)

or as a separate file here.

You can search for and buy the books here (the link will take you to what Dr. Roth deems “the most underrated philosophical novel of all time.”

Suggestions for additional works and categories welcome.


Related: “Philosophers in Fictional Works

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