My Reading List

Likely to be read in the Medium-Term:

Platonic Dialogues



Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by Joyce
Three Days Road by Boyden
Dubliners by Joyce
Children of Húrin by Tolkien (currently reading)
Satin Island by Tom McCarthy

Historical Philosophy (Pre-20th Century)

Politics by Aristotle
Leviathan by Hobbes (currently reading)
New Essays on Human Understanding by Leibniz (currently reading)
Discourse on Inequality by Rousseau
An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals by Hume
Critique of Pure Reason by Kant (currently reading)
A Vindication of the Rights of Women by Wollstonecraft
Utilitarianism by Mill
On Liberty by Mill

Contemporary Philosophy and non-Philosophy Nonfiction

The Early Modern Subject by Thiel
How to do things with words by Austin
Reasons and Persons by Parfit
After Virtue by Macintyre
A Theory of Justice by Rawls *
The Moral Problem by Smith *

Likely to be read in the Long-Term:

Platonic Dialogues


Historical Philosophy

Theory of Moral Sentiments by Smith
Groundwork on the Metaphysics of Morals by Kant
Reflections on the Revolution in France by Burke
Ethics by Spinoza
The Prince by Machiavelli
The World as Will and Representation by Schopenhauer *
The New Organon by Bacon *
A Vindication of the Rights of Men by Wollstonecraft *
Metaphysics by Aristotle *
The Conquest of Bread by Kropotkin

German Idealism and Continental in General

Phenomenology of Spirit by Hegel (w/ Half-Hour Hegel by Sadler)
Philosophy of Right by Hegel
Fear and Trembling by Kierkegaard
Capital: Critique of Political Economy by Marx (w/ some less difficult Marx
On the Genealogy of Morals by Nietzsche
Creative Evolution by Bergson
Writing and Difference by Derrida
Voice and Phenomenon by Derrida
Spectres of Marx by Derrida
The Lacanian Subject by Fink
The Ticklish Subject by Zizek
In Defence of Lost Causes by Zizek
Event by Zizek
Violence by Zizek
We Have Never Been Modern by Latour
Pandora's Hope by Latour
War of the Worlds by Latour
Science in Action by Latour


The Idea of Phenomenology by Husserl
Ideas I by Husserl
Cartesian Meditations by Husserl
The Crisis of European Sciences by Husserl
History of the Concept of Time by Heidegger
Basic Problems of Phenomenology by Heidegger
Being and Time by Heidegger
The Phenomenology of Perception by Merleau-Ponty
The Life of the Mind by Arendt
Discipline and Punish by Foucault
The Illiad or the Poem of Force by Weil
Being and Nothingness by Sartre

Continental Ethics

Eichmann in Jerusalem by Arendt *
The Human Condition by Arendt *
I and Thou by Buber
Time and the Other by Levinas *
Totality and Infinity by Levinas *
Infinite Thought by Badiou
Ethics by Badiou
Differend by Lyotard *
Ethics: Subjectivity and Truth by Foucault *
The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction by Benjamin
The Cyborg Manifesto by Harraway
The Ethics of Psychoanalysis by Lacan
Oneself as Another by Ricoeur
A Finite Thinking by Nancy
Formalism in Ethics and Non-Formal Ethics of Values by Scheler *
A Collective of Humans and Nonhumans by Latour
Notebooks for an Ethics by Sartre

Interesting Analytic Philosophy - except Value Theory
The Concept of Mind by Ryle
Word and Object by Quine *
The Conscious Mind by Chalmers
Knowledge and its Limits by Williamson
Process and Reality by Whitehead
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus by Wittgenstein
Philosophical Investigations by Wittgenstein *
The Essential Tension Pt 2 by Kuhn
Science without Numbers by Field
Philosophy of Epidemiology by Broadbent
Applied Ontology by Munn and Smith


Naming and Necessity by Kripke
Varieties of Meaning by Millikan
The Elm and the Expert by Fodor
Constructing the World by Chalmers
The Threefold Chord by Putnam
Sweet Dreams by Dennett
Natural Born Cyborgs by Clarke
The Significance of Philosophical Scepticism by Stroud
From Metaphysics to Ethics by Jackson
A Slim Book about Narrow Content by Segal
Beyond the Limits of Thought by Priest
On the Plurality of Worlds by Lewis

Well-Rounded Intro to Analytic Sub-Plan
Logical Options by Bell
Metalogic by Hunter
The Philosophy of Philosophy by Williamson
Thinking about Mathematics by Shapiro
Philosophy of Mathematics: Structure and Ontology by Shapiro
Platonism and Anti-Platonism in Mathematics by Balauger
Epistemology: A Contemporary Introduction by Audi
The Case for Contextualism by DeRose
Anti-Individualism and Knowledge by Brown
A Priori Justification by Casullo
Mindware by Clark
Cognitive Science by Bermudez
Being There by Clark
Philosophy of Language by Soames
Introduction to Pragmatics by Birner

Analytic Value Theory
The Nature of Morality by Harman *
The Methods of Ethics by Sidgwick
Prolegomena to Ethics by Green *
Essays in Quasi-Realism by Blackburn *
Ruling Passions by Blackburn *
Ethics: Inventing Right and Wrong by Mackie *
The Importance of What We Care About by Frankfurt *
The Possibility of Altruism by Nagel *
The Possibility of Practical Reason by Velleman *
Practical Reality by Dancy *
Impartial Reason by Darwall *
What we owe to each other by Scanlon *
Being realistic about reasons by Sanlon *
Principia Ethica by Moore *
Ethics by Moore *
Natural Goodness by Foot *
The Practice of Moral Judgement by Herman *
Virtues and Vices and Other Essays in Moral Philosophy by Foot *
Moral Luck by Williams *
The Rejection of Consequentialism by Scheffler *
The View from Nowhere by Nagel *
Wise Choices, Apt Feelings by Gibbard *
Needs, Values, Truth by Wiggins *
Moral Realism and the Foundations of Ethics by Brink *
The Evolution of Morality by Joyce *
Practical Ethics by Singer *
Anarchy, State, and Utopia by Nozick *
Moral Realism as a Moral Doctrine by Kramer *

The Gospel according to Jesus Christ by Saramago
The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis by Saramago *
Ficciones by Borges

Non-Philosophy Nonfiction
General Theory by Keynes

Already Read and Relevant:


Meditations on First Philosophy by Descartes
An Enquiry concerning Human Understand by Hume
Republic by Plato
Symposium by Plato
Euthyphro by Plato
Apology by Plato
Crito by Plato
Phaedo by Plato
Meno by Plato
Protagoras by Plato
Gorgias by Plato
The Communist Manifesto by Marx and Engels
Critique of the Gotha Programme by Marx
The Doctrine of Fascism by Gentile and Mussolini
The Normative Web by Cuneo
Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle
Black Skin, White Masks by Fanon (link to my review)
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Kuhn
Ethics of Ambiguity by Beauvoir (" ")
Existentialism is a Humanism by Sartre
Moral Realism: A Defence by Shafer-Landau
An Essay concerning Human Understanding by Locke
Second Treatise of Government by Locke
The Sources of Normativity by Korsgaard
The Social Contract by Rousseau
The Language of Morals by Hare
Capitalist Realism by Fisher

Fiction (a few favourites)

Blindness by Saramago
Dune by Herbert
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Miller
The Windup Girl by Bacigalupi
Notes from Underground by Dostoevsky
The Orenda by Boyden
The Stranger by Camus
Hamlet by Shakespeare
Macbeth by Shakespeare
The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald
Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Hooper
Fahrenheit 451 by Bradbury
Brave New World by Huxley
The Girl who loved Tom Gordon by King
Roadside Picnic by the Strugatsky Brothers


Works and Days by Hesiod
Theogeny by Hesiod

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