List of important publications in philosophy

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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 texts

Western philosophy

Ancient philosophy

Medieval philosophy

Modern philosophy

Eastern philosophy

Buddhist philosophy

Confucianism

Hindu philosophy

Chinese Legalism

Taoism

Mohism

Contemporary Philosophy

Epistemology

Metaphysics

Philosophy of biology

Philosophy of chemistry

Philosophy of mind

Philosophy of physics

Philosophy of psychology

Philosophy of religion

Philosophy of science

Ethics, value, and social philosophy

Aesthetics

Ethics

Freedom and Responsibility
Bioethics
Business ethics
Feminism

Existentialism

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

21st-century philosophy

Transcultural philosophy and postcolonialism

Transcultural or intercultural philosophy had its precursors in diverse thinkers such as Johann Gottfried Herder and Antonio Gramsci. In recent times, Michel Foucault and Emmanuel Levinas explored the concepts of the other, alterity, and difference.

Further reading

See also

References








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