The Best Philosophy Books of 2021
The best philosophy books of 2021, as picked by Five Books philosophy editor, podcaster and broadcaster Nigel Warburton
«2021 is the number of excellent works of public philosophy—by which I mean, accessible books that are outward facing, that deal with real life problems, and connect with a wider readership.»
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Key Philosophical Texts (in the Western Canon)
Five key works of philosophy from the western canon, important in the history of ideas and interesting to read, recommended by Nigel Warburton
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