Interviews where books by David Hume were recommended
Even if you’ve never studied philosophy, it’s nice to be able to read a few books and get a sense of what it’s all about. Here, we asked our philosophy editor, Nigel Warburton, to talk us through five key works of Western philosophy—many of them in the public domain and available for free as ebooks—and explain why, despite one or two odd conclusions or quirky writing styles, they’ve played such an important role in expanding our understanding of the world.
Paul Krugman, Nobel prize-winning economist, Op-Ed columnist for the New York Times, and Emeritus Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton, discusses the books that most influenced his formation as a liberal economist.
The study of philosophy in the Western world is often parochial, and limited to the study of the Anglo-European tradition. It’s time to widen our focus, advises the author and philosopher Bryan Van Norden. Here he selects five foundational texts of philosophical traditions worldwide.
Why I am not a Christian
by Bertrand Russell
The Miracle of Theism: Arguments For and Against the Existence of God
by John Mackie
Testament: Memoir of the Thoughts and Sentiments of Jean Meslier
by Jean Meslier
Dialogues and Natural History of Religion
by David Hume
In Gods We Trust: The Evolutionary Landscape of Religion
by Scott Atran