Thomas Nagel, What does it all mean? (Oxford, 1989)

Nigel Warburton, Philosophy: The Basics

Nigel Warburton, A Little History of Philosophy

Stephen Law, The Philosophy Gym

Simon Blackburn, Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999)

Ben Dupré – 50 ideas: Philosophy

Anthony McGowan – How to Teach Philosophy to Your Dog

Michael Moore – Classical Philosophy in a Nutshell

Philosophy in the form of a novel

Jostein Gaarder – Sophie’s World

Primary sources

The following is a must-have if you are serious about Philosophy, as it provides you with primary source texts from many major philosophers. Dipping into this book is very much encouraged.

Nigel Warburton (ed.) Philosophy: Basic Readings.

John Cottingham – Western Philosophy: An Anthology

The History of Philosophy


Nigel Warburton – A Little History of Philosophy


Jonathan Rée, Witcraft: a History of Philosophy in English

AC Grayling – The History of Philosophy

Bertrand Russell – History of Western Philosophy

Roger Scruton – A Short History of Modern Philosophy