List of Important Publications in Philosophy
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List of Important Publications in Philosophy

This is a list of important publications in philosophy, organized by field.

Some reasons why a particular publication might be regarded as important:

  • Topic creator - A publication that created a new topic
  • Breakthrough - A publication that changed scientific knowledge significantly
  • Influence - A publication which has significantly influenced the world or has had a massive impact on the teaching of philosophy.

Historical philosophical texts

European and Islamic philosophy

Ancient philosophy

Medieval philosophy

Early modern philosophy

Title page of Advancement of Learning by Francis Bacon

Asian philosophy

Indian philosophy


Chinese philosophy

Zhou Dynasty
Warring States
Song Dynasty

Japanese philosophy

Pre-Meiji Buddhism
Early modern

Contemporary philosophical texts

Phenomenology and existentialism

Hermeneutics and deconstruction

Structuralism and post-structuralism

Critical theory and Marxism



Philosophy of biology

Philosophy of chemistry

Philosophy of mind

Philosophy of physics

Philosophy of psychology

Philosophy of religion

Philosophy of science

Ethics and value theory





Business ethics

  • Tibor R. Machan, The Morality of Business: A Profession for Human Wealthcare (2007)


Social philosophy

Philosophy of economics

Philosophy of education

Philosophy of history

Philosophy of law

Political philosophy

Logic, language, and mathematics

Logic and philosophy of logic

Philosophy of language

Philosophy of mathematics

Chinese and Japanese thought

See also



Further reading

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