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Many of these texts address topics of interest to psychologists. The list therefore requires pruning

Historical texts

Western philosophy

Ancient philosophy

  • Gorgias, On What is Not
  • Plato, Charmides
  • Plato, Lysis
  • Plato, Laches
  • Plato, Protagoras
  • Plato, Euthydemus
  • Plato, Cratylus
  • Plato, Phaedrus
  • Plato, Ion
  • Plato, Symposium
  • Plato, Meno
  • Plato, Euthyphro
  • Plato, Apology
  • Plato, Crito
  • Plato, Phaedo
  • Plato, Gorgias
  • Plato, The Republic
  • Plato, Timaeus
  • Plato, Critias
  • Plato, Parmenides
  • Plato, Theaetetus
  • Plato, Sophist
  • Plato, Statesman
  • Plato, Philebus
  • Plato, Laws
  • Aristotle, Organon:
    • Categories
    • De Interpretatione
    • Prior Analytics
    • Posterior Analytics
    • Topics
    • On Sophistical Refutations
  • Aristotle, Physics
  • Aristotle, On the Heavens
  • Aristotle, On Generation and Corruption
  • Aristotle, Meteorology
  • Aristotle, Metaphysics
  • Aristotle, On the Soul
  • Aristotle, Parva Naturalia:
    • Sense and Sensibilia
    • On Memory
    • On Sleep
    • On Dreams
    • On Divination in Sleep
    • On Length and Shortness of Life
    • On Youth, Old Age, Life and Death, and Respiration
  • Aristotle, On Breath
  • Aristotle, History of Animals
  • Aristotle, Parts of Animals
  • Aristotle, Movement of Animals
  • Aristotle, Progression of Animals
  • Aristotle, Generation of Animals
  • Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics
  • Aristotle, Politics
  • Aristotle, Constitution of the Athenians
  • Aristotle, Rhetoric
  • Aristotle, Poetics
  • Lucretius, On the Nature of Things
  • Epictetus, Discourses, AD 101
  • Epictetus, Enchiridion, AD 135
  • Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
  • Plotinus, Enneads

Medieval philosophy

  • Augustine of Hippo, Enchiridion
  • Augustine of Hippo, Confessions, circa AD 397
  • Augustine of Hippo, The City of God, Early 5th century
  • Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy, circa 500
  • Maimonides, Guide for the Perplexed
  • Maimonides, Mishneh Torah
  • Yehuda Halevi, Kuzari
  • Saadia Gaon, Emunot ve-Deot
  • Al-Ghazali, The Incoherence of the Philosophers
  • Averroes, The Incoherence of the Incoherence
  • Thomas Aquinas, Summa contra Gentiles, circa 1260
  • Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae

Modern philosophy

Eastern philosophy

  • Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings, approx 1600 AD

Buddhist philosophy


  • Five Classics, edited or compiled by Confucius
  • The I Ching
  • The Shi Jing or The Book of Odes
  • The Classic of Rites
  • The Classic of History
  • The Spring and Autumn Annals
  • Four Books, selected by Zhu Xi (1130 – 1200)
  • Confucius and Zeng Zi, The Great Learning
  • Confucius, The Analects of Confucius
  • Zisi, The Doctrine of the Mean
  • Mencius, The Mencius
  • Xun Zi, Xunzi

Hindu philosophy

Chinese Legalism

  • Han Feizi, Han Feizi


  • Lao Zi, Tao Te Ching, approximately 600 BC ??
  • Chuang Tzu, Zhuangzi
  • Liezi, Liezi


  • Mozi, Mozi

Twentieth-century philosophy



Philosophy of biology

  • Elliot Sober, The Nature of Selection
  • Erwin Schrödinger, What is Life? The Physical Aspect of the Living Cell, 1945

Philosophy of chemistry

  • J. van Brakel, Philosophy of Chemistry, Leuven University Press, 2000.

Philosophy of mind

Philosophy of physics

  • Hans Reichenbach, The Philosophy of Space and Time
  • John Stuart Bell, "On the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Paradox", 1964

Philosophy of psychology

Philosophy of religion

  • J. L. Mackie, The Miracle of Theism, 1982

Philosophy of science

Ethics, value, and social philosophy


  • Martin Heidegger, The Origin of the Work of Art
  • R.G. Collingwood, The Principles of Art
  • Nelson Goodman, Languages of Art: An Approach to a Theory of Symbols, 1968
  • Ayn Rand, The Romantic Manifesto


  • Paul Ramsey, The Patient as a Person
  • Paul Ramsey, Fabricated Man
  • Judith Jarvis Thomson, "A Defense of Abortion"
Business ethics


Philosophy of economics

Philosophy of education

Philosophy of history

  • R.G. Collingwood, The Idea of History

Philosophy of law

  • John Finnis, Natural Law and Natural Rights
  • H.L.A. Hart, The Concept of Law, 1994.
  • Lon L. Fuller, The Morality of Law
  • Ronald Dworkin, Law's Empire

Political philosophy

  • Karl Popper, The Open Society and Its Enemies
  • Ayn Rand, Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal
  • John Rawls, A Theory of Justice, 1971
  • Robert Nozick, Anarchy, State, and Utopia
  • Lenin, V.I. State and Revolution
  • Murray Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty

Logic, language, and mathematics

Logic and philosophy of logic

Philosophy of language

Philosophy of mathematics

See also List of publications in mathematics

Further reading

See also

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List of publications in philosophy