Download 135 Free Philosophy eBooks: From Aristotle to Nietzsche & Wittgenstein

in e-books, Philosophy | November 14th, 2014


Just wanted to give you a quick heads up that we’ve recently spun out a collection of Free Philosophy eBooks (from our larger, more diverse collection of 600 Free eBooks). Right now, you will find 110 classic works on the new list — foundational texts written by Aristotle, Descartes, Hegel and Kant, not to mention Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein and Nietzsche, too. The list will keep growing at a steady clip. But if you see any crucial texts missing, please let us know, and we will try to get them added ASAP. Of course, we’re looking for works in the public domain.

You can generally download the Free Philosophy eBooks to your Kindle, iPad, iPhone and other devices. (Kindle users can use these instructions to get .mobi files onto their devices.) Or, in most cases, we give you the option to read the books in your web browser. Take your pick.

As a quick last note, you might want to complement the Philosophy eBooks with our big list of Free Online Philosophy Courses. The two collections go hand in hand.

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  1. Prof V Madhava Rao says . . .
    November 11, 2014 / 7:16 am

    Grateful if free ebooks on philosophy is forwarded to me for enriching the knowledge base. It’s a great move to make the world a better through the lence of eminent thinkers and scholars of the world.

  2. Deall Aller says . . .
    November 11, 2014 / 2:13 pm

    Also sprach Saratustra? Bitte! ?

  3. Kimberly says . . .
    November 11, 2014 / 2:49 pm

    Thank you!!

  4. Artemis S. says . . .
    November 11, 2014 / 4:08 pm

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    November 11, 2014 / 4:36 pm

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  6. Catalina B. says . . .
    November 11, 2014 / 5:08 pm

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  7. Kenney Warmsley says . . .
    November 11, 2014 / 6:46 pm

    interested in the books

  8. Dan Gordon says . . .
    November 11, 2014 / 8:45 pm

    Wow, This is quite a bit of information,
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    One can only hope,
    Thank you so much

  9. Julie Shortt says . . .
    November 11, 2014 / 11:23 pm

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  10. Moses says . . .
    November 12, 2014 / 3:38 am

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  11. Rakshitha says . . .
    November 12, 2014 / 4:27 am

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  12. Gustavo Rodrigues says . . .
    November 12, 2014 / 7:45 am

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  13. Thomas Nguyen says . . .
    November 12, 2014 / 9:24 am

    I just saw this page posted on Reddit. I’m the fellow of the Future Worlds Project at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. I was wondering if you’d like to include my e-book and e-course that are available at

    Here’s a summary:

    “What will our world be like in the next fifteen to twenty years?” According to policymakers in the US (NIC), EU (EPAS), Russia(IMEMO), and NATO, trends may bend in many potential directions, ranging from the rise of technologically empowered individuals; to an aging, more crowded, urbanized, and resource-stressed planet; to a more equal, interdependent, and interconnected borderless citizenry; or to a competitive stage where once developing nation-states will increasingly co-define the contours of a no less divided globe. In the end, though, some future worlds may be freer than others. Some less just. Others possibly more peaceful, and still others more diverse. We must work toward a logic of one world to understand what will be possible, impossible, and necessary. The ethical choice for us then will be to determine what degree of our values we can achieve not only in the next fifteen years, but also, as we have in the past, for the longer future of humanity to come.

    You can download the e-book or read it for free at As mentioned, it is now also a free online course. The first part is available at and the video introduction is available at

    I would be thrilled to know what you think of it, and I truly hope that it is useful to your work.

  14. Shahla Tabassum says . . .
    November 12, 2014 / 11:15 am

    I love to read books and will be happy to have access to those books.

  15. Adorno Lee says . . .
    November 13, 2014 / 11:11 am


  16. stathis restemis says . . .
    November 13, 2014 / 11:39 am

    Greate site

  17. Barbara Budner says . . .
    November 14, 2014 / 7:03 am

    thanks for a free feast! Great job you guys do for us and the future

  18. Marilyn Gordon says . . .
    November 18, 2014 / 12:26 pm

    A wonderful resource

  19. Philosopher says . . .
    March 7, 2016 / 10:36 am

    Book Name: The Philosopher’s ToolKit
    A Compendium of Philosophical
    Concepts and Methods



    Publication: A John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Publication

  20. Cynthia says . . .
    May 20, 2016 / 12:58 pm

    Please could you send me the 110 ebooks. I just embarked on a journey to find self relevance, and this just happens to be it. Thank you

  21. Swahibu says . . .
    June 27, 2016 / 3:16 pm

    I need to get the philosophy books

  22. zia ur rehman says . . .
    July 21, 2016 / 4:33 am

    Would you please provide some good stuffs on Educational philosophy as I am preparing for M.Ed.

  23. Lucas Kosek says . . .
    August 31, 2016 / 11:04 pm

    I desperately need this book for assignments.
    Would please allow me to download it?


    Lucas Kosek.

  24. Lucas Kosek says . . .
    August 31, 2016 / 11:06 pm

    Please allow me to download this book.

  25. mamoun says . . .
    October 18, 2016 / 2:44 pm

    thinking through philosophy

  26. chris Njehu says . . .
    December 30, 2016 / 10:41 am


  27. chris Njehu says . . .
    December 30, 2016 / 10:43 am

    looking forward to a great unveiling of the world’s wisdom

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