Recommendations: Philosophy

History of Western Philosophy – Bertrand Russell

Sophie’s World – Jostein Gaarder

Treatise on Toleration – Voltaire

Poetics – Aristotle

Meditations – Marcus Aurelius

On the Shortness of Life – Seneca

The Tirukkural – Gopalkrishna Gandhi

Gödel, Escher, Bach – Douglas Hofstadter

The Courage to be Disliked – Ichiro Kisimi, Fumitake Koga

The Courage to be Happy – Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga

Poison Blossoms from a Thicket of Thorns – Hakuin Zenji

Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor Frankl

The Art of Communication – Thich Nhat Hanh

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind – Shunryu Suzuki

Of Anger – Seneca

Think Like a Monk – Jay Shetty

The Way of Zen – Alan Watts

Love for Imperfect Things – Haemin Sunim

Zen in the Art of Archery – Eugen Herrigel

The Gateless Gate – Koun Yamada

The Mountains and Waters Sutra – Shohaku Okumura

The Practising Stoic – Ward Farnsworth

Maps of Meaning – Jordan Peterson

Beyond Order – Jordan B. Peterson

The Bed of Procrustes – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Thinking in Systems – Donella Meadows

The Book of Five Rings – Miyamoto Musashi

The Complete Book of Yoga – Swami Vivekananda

I am That – Nisargadutta Maharaj

Letters to a Young Poet – Rainer Maria Rilke

The Almanack of Naval Ravikant – Eric Jorgenson

Everything is F*cked – Mark Manson

If you want to receive my quarterly book recommendations on WhatsApp, Telegram, or email,

For (almost) every book I’ve ever read, head over to StoryGraph and Goodreads.

%d bloggers like this: