7 best philosophical books

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

The philosophical books of great thinkers have absorbed age-old wisdom. They teach readers to be wiser, cover issues related to world secrets. We will find out which works are worthy of special attention and are the real heritage of mankind. To do this, let's turn to the rating of the best books on philosophical topics.

Rating of the best philosophical books

Nomination a place composition rating
7 best philosophical books 1 Henri Bergson. Creative evolution 5.0
2 Confucius. Conversations and judgments 4.9
3 Sam Harris. Free will that doesn't exist 4.8
4 Hannah Arendt. Life of the mind 4.7
5 V. Frankl. A man in search of meaning 4.6
6 Martin Heidagger. Being and time 4.5
7 M. Andrianov: Conversations about the highest and the will in fairy tales and stories. Family and school parenting manual 4.4

Henri Bergson. Creative evolution

Rating: 5.0

Henri Bergson.  Creative evolution

At the top of the rating is the work of one of the most influential participants in the philosophical movement of the late 19th century. It was first published in 1907. The book brings together the views of the famous French thinker and a whole philosophical trend. According to the author, evolution makes it clear that it is driven by a 'vital impulse'. Reflections are on this topic.

The work of the writer includes a huge number of phrases that have become winged. Bergson presented the most complex philosophical problems in original and sophisticated language. The book must be in the home library of students and teachers of sociological and philosophical faculties.

Confucius. Conversations and judgments

Rating: 4.9

Confucius.  Conversations and judgments

The rating continues with the book of one of the most famous thinkers in history. Confucius had a huge impact on the views of people and the system of knowledge. The notes and thoughts of the great genius were written down by his students. After that, the phrases were published in a book called 'Lunyu'. For several centuries, this work was an obligatory textbook in many universities. At the beginning of the 20th century, it was translated into Russian.

The main ideas of the book are related to mercy, justice and common sense. Some judgments may cause confusion among Russian readers. In any case, the pearl of the philosophy of Ancient China deserves a reading for everyone who wants to touch the legendary monument of literature.

Sam Harris. Free will that doesn't exist

Rating: 4.8

Sam Harris.  Free will that doesn't exist

The next book is different in that it provokes colossal protest. It touches on a topic around which there are fierce debates. Sam Harris, without much philosophical gravity and mysticism, talks about a new view of the world. The book covers the following topics: 'is there willpower?', 'Why does a person act this way and not otherwise?', 'How are our actions predetermined – by upbringing, environmental factors or genes?'.

The author's work is recommended for reading, if only in order to more objectively evaluate the actions of other people and their own. Judging by the reviews, there is little deep reflection in the work. It is suitable for general development and will be understood by teenagers.

Hannah Arendt. Life of the mind

Rating: 4.7

Hannah Arendt.  Life of the mind

Hannah Arendt's book was the last and most significant work of the writer, who was a famous political thinker of the 20th century. The publication is a philosophical study and an attempt to show an understanding of mental work in thinking, will and judgments. Arendt pays great attention to the concept of freedom, reflects on the fact that human barbarism, and not natural disasters, is a serious danger to the whole world.

The book will appeal to fans of the writer's work, as well as those who want to think about what we are doing. It is written in a completely understandable and accessible language. Only two volumes of the edition were released. Hannah Arendt died while working on the third book.

V. Frankl. A man in search of meaning

Rating: 4.6

Frankl

The author of the book is a brilliant psychologist and writer. His work is among the top ten works that have had the greatest impact on the lives of readers. The book tells about a painful reality, describes the fate of concentration camp prisoners. The situations presented make it clear that a person is able to withstand almost everything.

The piece is not for the faint of heart. It is read according to the mood. There are two parts in the book – about your own experience with reflections and about the search for the meaning of life. The work is rather small, but very informative. It is worth reading it to find a way out of a difficult situation and to encourage others.

Martin Heidagger. Being and time

Rating: 4.5

Martin Heidagger.  Being and time

The key ideas of the book 'Being and Time' relate to all things. Haidagger considers the future to be the most important, then the past and only then the present. He believes that if you live for today, you can get lost in everyday life. This book is for those who are close to similar ideas.

Some readers say that it was difficult for them to understand the author's language. Others admire the magic of his work and note that with each page the writer's thoughts become clearer. The main thing is to find a quality translation of your work. In any case, there is hardly a person who will understand what is written 100%. One way or another, the work of the greatest philosopher of the 20th century deserves to be ranked among the best.

M. Andrianov: Conversations about the highest and the will in fairy tales and stories. Family and school parenting manual

Rating: 4.4

M. Andrianov: Conversations about the highest and the will in fairy tales and stories.  Family and school parenting manual

We decided to dilute the rating a little and include modern literature in it. Mikhail Andrianov's book consists of author's fairy tales. They will teach the child the basics of the science of humanity, tell about the characters of people. The manual will reveal the meaning of willpower, help form a competent perception of the people around.

There are 6 books in total. They are all read with the same interest. Judging by the reviews, parents and children are delighted with the captivating plot and pleasant presentation style. The philosophical manual is considered the direction of humane pedagogy. Its goal is to educate a cultured person with a beautiful soul. The age limit is from 6 years.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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