My post about the list of free Kindle books was a hit, but it quickly became unwieldy and the comments proved to be more helpful than the list I was making. I’m going to start writing a series of posts that provide starter lists of free Kindle book across various categories and genres.
Luckily, some of the best Kindle books will cost you exactly nothing!
Today it’s the best philosophy books that are available on the Kindle for free. Next I think I’ll probably try to track track down some of the best horror novels. They’ll be older, of course. The new stuff ain’t free!
For philosophy it’s not a problem. The top philosophy books will probably always be the ones from Way Back When, and those books are free. Most modern philosophy books that I read are riffs, commentaries, or attempted refutations of the classic philosophical texts.
So let’s see what we’ve got. I’m going to make a quick run through some greatest hits, then come back and revisit this page when I stumble on other titles. Please feel free to add too the list.
Free philosophy books
The Problems of Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays by Betrand Russell
The Republic by Plato
Apology, Crito, and Phaedo of Socrates by Plato
Symposium by Plato
Improvement of the Understanding by Baruch Spinoza
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume
The Critique of Pure Reason and the Critique of Practical Reason by Immanuel Kant
Utopia by Thomas Moore
Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
Studies in Pessimism by Arthur Schopenhauer
Ethics by Aristotle
Politics by Aristotle
Thus Spake Zarathustra by Nietzsche (everything by Nietzsche is available)
Discourse on Method by Descartes