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Favourite philosophy books

B. Garvey "bgarvey13"
 
Gorgias (Penguin Classics)
Gorgias (Penguin Classics)
"It would feel like cheating to put in Plato's complete works, so I'm putting in this as my favourite of his books. And you can buy it for 1p!"
George Berkeley: Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous (Longman Library of Primary Sources in Philosophy)
George Berkeley: Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous (Longman Library of Primary Sources in Philosophy)
"Better than his Principles of Human Knowldedge. He very nearly convinces."
The Shorter Leibniz Texts: A Collection New Translations (Continuum Impacts)
The Shorter Leibniz Texts: A Collection New Translations (Continuum Impacts)
"Not as wacky as it seems. If you're going to do metaphysics at all, you might as well do it properly!"
Enquiries concerning Human Understanding and concerning the Principles of Morals
Enquiries concerning Human Understanding and concerning the Principles of Morals
"On the other hand, you *could* just trash metaphysics. Still very often right when others are wrong ...."
The Moral Law: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (Routledge Classics)
The Moral Law: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (Routledge Classics)
".... for example. Still worth reading though. (Don't know why the translator gave it his own title. Cheeky fecker.)"
On Liberty (English Library)
On Liberty (English Library)
"Inspiring. A fundamentally good egg."
Pragmatism and Other Writings (Penguin Classics)
Pragmatism and Other Writings (Penguin Classics)
"Arguably, more rhetoric than good argument. But *such* rhetoric."
Principia Ethica: With the Preface to the Second Edition and Other Papers
Principia Ethica: With the Preface to the Second Edition and Other Papers
"I confess to a sneaking fondness for this."
The Concept of Mind (Penguin Modern Classics)
The Concept of Mind (Penguin Modern Classics)
"If you don't agree with Ryle, you are wrong."
Sense and Sensibilia
Sense and Sensibilia
"Makes his opponents look prrretttty silly."
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
"Let's get one thing 100% clear: Kuhn was *not* a relativist."
Word and Object (Studies in Communication)
Word and Object (Studies in Communication)
"Changed everything. Even if some people are trying to change it back."
Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation: Philosophical Essays Volume 2 (The Philosophical Essays of Donald Davidson (5 Volumes))
Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation: Philosophical Essays Volume 2 (The Philosophical Essays of Donald Davidson (5 Volumes))
"The truth about truth. And interpretation."
Essays on Actions and Events: Philosophical Essays Volume 1 (The Philosophical Essays of Donald Davidson (5 Volumes))
Essays on Actions and Events: Philosophical Essays Volume 1 (The Philosophical Essays of Donald Davidson (5 Volumes))
"The truth about actions. And events."
Question Concerning Technology and Other Essays
Question Concerning Technology and Other Essays
"QCT is Heidegger's masterpiece. As much poetry as it is philosophy."
The World of Perception (Routledge Classics)
The World of Perception (Routledge Classics)
"Basically Heidegger without the wacky bits."
Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature
Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature
"A tour de force. Picks up where Quine left off."
Brainstorms: Philosophical Essays on Mind and Psychology (Penguin science)
Brainstorms: Philosophical Essays on Mind and Psychology (Penguin science)
"Best philosopher of mind since Ryle. (But you'd think somebody in the publishers would have noticed the 'see page 000's' by now!)"
Consciousness Explained (Penguin Science)
Consciousness Explained (Penguin Science)
"His definitive statement."
Evidence Inquiry: Towards Reconstruction in Epistemology
Evidence Inquiry: Towards Reconstruction in Epistemology
"Although the word "foundherentism" will never catch on."
Human Nature After Darwin: A Philosophical Introduction (Philosophy and the Human Situation)
Human Nature After Darwin: A Philosophical Introduction (Philosophy and the Human Situation)
"Dispels a lot of the imaginary terrors of evolutionary psychology and that sort of thing. (And also functions as an excellent introduction to informal logic.)"
Thought In A Hostile World: The Evolution of Human Cognition
Thought In A Hostile World: The Evolution of Human Cognition
"Great book on the implications of evolution for psychology. It's not going to go away you know."
Paradoxes from A to Z
Paradoxes from A to Z
"More classic paradoxes than you can shake a stick at. This is a book every philosopher should have. He starts with Achilles and the tortoise and ends with Zeno's paradoxes. What a wag."
Phenomenology and Existentialism
Phenomenology and Existentialism
"Excellent anthology."
The Linguistic Turn: Essays in Philosophical Method
The Linguistic Turn: Essays in Philosophical Method
"Ditto."