Sarah Bakewell

Books by Sarah Bakewell

Sarah Bakewell is a London-based writer. She became obsessed with the philosophy of Martin Heidegger and started—but never finished—a PhD in philosophy. Her book on Michel de Montaigne, How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography in 2011, and the Duff Cooper Prize for Non-Fiction in the UK. Her group biography of the existentialist philosophers, At the Existentialist Caféwas also widely acclaimed and is a great way into existentialism. Her book on the history of humanist thought, Humanly Possible already looks set to be one of the best books of 2023.

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The Best Philosophy Books of 2023, recommended by Nigel Warburton

The genre of philosophical biography is flourishing, as we pay attention not only to what philosophers said and wrote but also to how they lived and the intellectual context in which they developed their ideas. Nigel Warburton, our philosophy editor, picks out some of the best philosophy books of the year, from the man who lived in a storage jar in 5th century Athens to the latest contributions of cognitive science to our understanding of how we experience the world. Read more philosophy book recommendations on Five Books

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