13 Best History & Surveys of Philosophy

List Updated February 2020

Bestselling History & Surveys of Philosophy in 2020


A History of Philosophy, Vol. 1: Greece and Rome From the Pre-Socratics to Plotinus

A History of Philosophy, Vol. 1: Greece and Rome From the Pre-Socratics to Plotinus
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

Philosophy: History and Readings: Philosophy: A Historical Survey with Essential Readings

Philosophy: History and Readings: Philosophy: A Historical Survey with Essential Readings
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020

History of Philosophy (Historia de la Filosofia)

History of Philosophy (Historia de la Filosofia)
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020

A History of Philosophy: Book Three (Volume VII, Fichte to Nietzsche, Volume VIII, Bentham to Russell, Volume IX, Maine De Biran to Sartre)

A History of Philosophy: Book Three (Volume VII, Fichte to Nietzsche, Volume VIII, Bentham to Russell, Volume IX, Maine De Biran to Sartre)
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020

A Little History of Philosophy (Little Histories)

A Little History of Philosophy (Little Histories)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020

Philosophy: The Quest For Truth

Philosophy: The Quest For Truth
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Philosophy: The Quest for Truth is one of the best-selling textbooks for the introduction to philosophy course
  • This acclaimed text provides an excellent selection of eighty-nine classical and contemporary readings on nineteen key problems in philosophy
  • Co-editors Louis P. Pojman and Lewis Vaughn have carefully organized the essays so that they present pro/con dialogues that allow students to compare and contrast the philosophers' positions
  • Topics covered include the nature of philosophy, logic, the existence of God, immortality, knowledge, the mind-body question, personal identity, free will and determinism, ethics, political philosophy, the meaning of life, abortion, capital punishment, global ethics, and animal rights
  • Eleven new selections from Plato, David Hume, Wesley C. Salmon, Ned Block, Buddhist scripture, Peter van Inwagen, Louis P. Pojman, Virginia Held, Julian Baggini, Peter Singer, and Garrett Hardin

History of Western Philosophy: And Its Connection with Political and Social Circumstances from the Earliest Times to the Present Day

History of Western Philosophy: And Its Connection with Political and Social Circumstances from the Earliest Times to the Present Day
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020

A History of Philosophy (Book One: Vol. I - Greece & Rome; Vol. II - Augustine to Scotus; Vol. III -Ockham to Suarez)

A History of Philosophy (Book One: Vol. I - Greece & Rome; Vol. II - Augustine to Scotus; Vol. III -Ockham to Suarez)
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020

Myths to Live By

Myths to Live By
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020

Classical Philosophy: A history of philosophy without any gaps, Volume 1

Classical Philosophy: A history of philosophy without any gaps, Volume 1
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020

Classical Philosophy: A history of philosophy without any gaps, Volume 1

Classical Philosophy: A history of philosophy without any gaps, Volume 1
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020

The Trial & Death of Socrates: Apology and Phaedo

The Trial & Death of Socrates: Apology and Phaedo
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
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A History of Philosophy (Book Two: Volume IV - Descartes to Leibniz; Volume V - Hobbes to Hume; Volume VI - Wolff to Kant)

A History of Philosophy (Book Two: Volume IV - Descartes to Leibniz; Volume V - Hobbes to Hume; Volume VI - Wolff to Kant)
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020

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