• The Best Books by Albert Camus - The Fall by Albert Camus
  • The Best Books by Albert Camus - The Plague by Albert Camus
  • The Best Books by Albert Camus - Notebooks 1935-1942: Volume 1 by Albert Camus
  • The Best Books by Albert Camus - Lyrical and Critical Essays by Albert Camus
  • The Best Books by Albert Camus - The Rebel by Albert Camus

The Best Books by Albert Camus, recommended by Jamie Lombardi

Albert Camus was born in northern Algeria in extreme poverty, but went on to become one of the best-known French philosophers of the 20th century. In 1957, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature for illuminating “the problems of the human conscience in our times.” Here, Camus expert Jamie Lombardi talks us through the books that best capture his work and the moral dilemmas he sought to explore.

  • The best books on Stoicism - The Discourses of Epictetus by Epictetus
  • The best books on Stoicism - A Guide to the Good Life by William B Irvine
  • The best books on Stoicism - Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
  • The best books on Stoicism - Letters on Ethics: To Lucilius by Seneca
  • The best books on Stoicism - A New Stoicism by Laurence Becker

The best books on Stoicism, recommended by Massimo Pigliucci

The Stoics offer us valuable strategies of thinking about and dealing with hardships that remain relevant for modern society, Massimo Pigliucci, Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York and practising Stoic, told us in 2016. We were interviewing him about the best books to read to get a better idea of what Stoicism is all about and why some people find the ancient philosophy, famously practised by the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, comforting today. This week our philosophy editor, Nigel Warburton, caught up with Massimo and asked him about new Stoicism books that have come out since they first spoke–and why the philosophy remains so popular in 2020.