Top 10 Best Books to Read in Philosophy of Good & Evil - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Philosophy of Good & Evil. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The Satanic Bible

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Philosophy of Good & Evil - August 2021

Called "The Black Pope" by many of his followers, Anton La Vey began the road to High Priesthood of the Church of Satan when he was only 16 years old and an organ player in a carnival: "On Saturday night I would see men lusting after halfnaked girls dancing at the carnival, and on Sunday morning when I was playing the organ for tent-show evangelists at the other end of the carnival lot, I would see these same men sitting in the pews with their wives and children, asking God to forgive them and purge them of carnal desires. And the next Saturday night they'd be back at The carnival or some other place of indulgence. "I knew then that the Christian Church thrives on hypocrisy, and that man's carnal nature will out!" From that time early in his life his path was clear. Finally, on the last night of April, 1966— Walpurgisnacht, the most important festival of the believers in witchcraft—LaVey shaved his head in the tradition of Ancient executioners and announced the formation of The Church Of Satan. He had seen the need for a church that would recapture man's body and his carnal desires as objects of celebration. "Since worship of fleshly things produces pleasure," he said, "there would then be a temple of glorious indulgence . . ."

  • Author: Anton Szandor Lavey
  • Publisher: Avon; 1st edition (December 1, 1969)
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality, New Age & Spirituality
  • Dimensions: 4.19 x 0.68 x 6.75 inches


2. SHADOW WORK JOURNAL FOR BEGINNERS: Shadow Work Prompts Journal and Workbook for Beginners

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Philosophy of Good & Evil - August 2021

It's time to bring your Shadow Self into the light! Your shadow makes you to feel unworthy and causes you to react negatively to others. By looking into how you have created this shadow, you not only uncover hidden fears, but learn to heal past traumas. 6"x9" 104 Pages 82 Prompts 10 Quotes 4 Blank Letters To... 3 Pages for Notes Premium Matte Soft Cover Paperback in Multiple Cover Designs ***Same Interior Available in 4 Different Cover Designs*** Shadow Work Journal for Beginners-Purple Damask Look Pattern (Also Available in Hardcover) Shadow Work Notebook-Nebula Sky with Constellations Shadow Work Prompts Journal-Melting Full Moon Shadow Work Journal for Men-(Same Interior with Different Fonts)Distressed Black Linen Look with Skull & Roses

  • Author: Meadow Belle
  • Publisher: Independently published (February 2, 2021)
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality, New Age & Spirituality
  • ISBN: 979-8703468425
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.24 x 9 inches


3. Pimp: The Story of My Life

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Philosophy of Good & Evil - August 2021

“In Pimp , Iceberg Slim breaks down some of the coldest, capitalist concepts I’ve ever heard in my life.” —Dave Chappelle, from his Netflix special The Bird Revelation An immersive experience unlike anything before it, Pimp is the classic hustler’s tale that never seems to go out of style. Iceberg Slim’s autobiographical novel sent shockwaves throughout the literary world when it published in 1969. Groundbreaking for its authentic and oft-brutal account of the sex trade, the book offers readers an unforgettable look at the mores of Chicago’s street life during the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. In the preface, Slim says it best, “In this book, I will take you, the reader, with me into the secret inner world of the pimp.” With millions of copies sold, Pimp has become vital reading across generations of writers, entertainers and filmmakers alike, making it a timeless piece of American literature.

  • Author: Iceberg Slim
  • Publisher: Cash Money Content; Reprint edition (May 10, 2011)
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1451617139
  • Dimensions: 5.25 x 0.7 x 8 inches


4. The Practicing Stoic: A Philosophical User's Manual

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Philosophy of Good & Evil - August 2021

“Farnsworth beautifully integrates his own observations with scores of quotations from Epictetus, Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, Montaigne and others. This isn’t just a book to read―it’s a book to return to, a book that will provide perspective and consolation at times of heartbreak or calamity.”― The Washington Post See more clearly, live more wisely, and bear the burdens of this life with greater ease―here are the greatest insights of the Stoics, in their own words. Presented in twelve lessons, Ward Farnsworth systematically presents the heart of Stoic philosophy accompanied by commentary that is clear and concise. A foundational idea to Stoicism is that we appear to go through life reacting directly to events. That appearance is an illusion. We react to our judgments and opinions―to our thoughts about things, not to things themselves. Stoics seek to become conscious of those judgments, to find the irrationality in them, and to choose them more carefully. In chapters including Emotion , Adversity , Virtue , and What Others Think , here is the most valuable wisdom about living a good life from ages past―now made available for our time.

  • Author: Ward Farnsworth
  • Publisher: David R. Godine, Publisher; Third Printing edition (April 1, 2018)
  • Genre: History, Ancient Civilizations
  • ISBN: 978-1567926118
  • Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.1 x 9.1 inches


5. Beyond Good and Evil

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Philosophy of Good & Evil - August 2021

Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future is a book by philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, first published in 1886. It draws on and expands the ideas of his previous work, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, but with a more critical and polemical approach. In Beyond Good and Evil, Nietzsche accuses past philosophers of lacking critical sense and blindly accepting dogmatic premises in their consideration of morality. Specifically, he accuses them of founding grand metaphysical systems upon the faith that the good man is the opposite of the evil man, rather than just a different expression of the same basic impulses that find more direct expression in the evil man. The work moves into the realm "beyond good and evil" in the sense of leaving behind the traditional morality which Nietzsche subjects to a destructive critique in favour of what he regards as an affirmative approach that fearlessly confronts the perspectival nature of knowledge and the perilous condition of the modern individual.

  • Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 6, 2018)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-1503250888
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.27 x 9 inches


6. Delighting in God (AW Tozer Series Book 1)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Philosophy of Good & Evil - August 2021

Many people believe in God and believe that God is everywhere, but they have yet to experience his presence. Delighting in God is the message Tozer intended to be the follow-up to 'The Knowledge of the Holy'. He demonstrates how the attributes of God-those things God has revealed about himself-are a way to understand the Christian life of worship and service. We are here to serve and adore him, but we can only fulfill that role by acknowledging who he is, which is the essence of the Christian life and the source of all our fulfillment, joy, and comfort. To understand who we are, we need to understand who God is. His very character and nature are reflected through us. Unless we fully grasp who we are, we'll never become all God wants us to be. Paperback Edition: 9788194748632

  • Author: Tozer, AW,
  • Publisher: GENERAL PRESS; 1st edition (December 27, 2019)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Politics & Social Sciences


7. Understanding the Dark Side of Human Nature

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Philosophy of Good & Evil - August 2021

Hardly a day goes by that we don’t hear about someone committing a violent, reprehensible, even evil, act. And each time it happens, before we know anything about the circumstances, we are already sure of one thing: We are nothing like that perpetrator. But how can we be so sure? After all, we are all human.  In Understanding the Dark Side of Human Nature , Professor Daniel Breyer takes us on a fascinating philosophical journey into many of the deepest and darkest questions that have engaged humanity for millennia. The dark side of our nature is our mysterious and fragile underbelly - our negative, but all too human, side. For many of us, it may be easier to simply avoid looking into the darker aspects of ourselves and our world - the suffering we see everywhere around us, from real world events to the entertainment we consume. But the truth is, if we don’t face the totality of what it means to be human, we can never fully understand ourselves or fully appreciate our deep desire for meaning and purpose in our lives.  Thinkers from across the world and in many different eras have considered the dark side of human nature, and that’s why this course will adopt a cross-cultural approach, investigating perspectives from many different traditions - Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, and secular. This cross-cultural approach will help you see humanity as fully as possible from many perspectives, better allowing for progress toward finding answers that can apply across cultures and times.  This course is fueled by the power of questions, one of philosophy’s most potent tools. Some are questions we have all asked ourselves: Why do so many people commit violence against others, why is there so much suffering in the world? Professor Breyer provides some fascinating potential answers to many of our darkest questions.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

  • Author: Professor Daniel Breyer
  • Genre: Medical Books, Psychology, General


8. Masters of Greek Thought: Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Philosophy of Good & Evil - August 2021

For more than two millennia, philosophers have grappled with life's most profound and "eternal" questions. It is easy to forget, however, that these questions about fundamental issues like justice, injustice, virtue, vice, or happiness were not always eternal. They once had to be asked for the first time. This was a step that could place the inquirer beyond the boundaries of the law. And the Athenian citizen and philosopher who took that courageous step in the 5th century B.C. was Socrates. In this intellectually vibrant - yet crystal-clear and accessible - series of 36 lectures, an award-winning teacher provides you with a detailed analysis of the golden age of Athenian philosophy and the philosophical consequences of the philosopher's famed "Socratic Turn": his veering away from philosophy's previous concerns with the scientific study of nature and the physical world and toward the scrutiny of moral opinion. After Socrates, philosophy would never be the same. You learn that much of Socrates's philosophy is captured in the writings of his contemporaries and followers, including not just Plato and Aristotle, but also figures like Xenophon, a great thinker and military commander, and the comic playwright Aristophanes. Professor Bartlett takes you through Plato's most important dialogues - where Socrates is the protagonist - and shows how they convey the core of Socrates's philosophy. He then moves on to Aristotle, who did more than anyone to establish a comprehensive system of philosophy in the West, producing work encompassing morality, politics, aesthetics, logic, science, rhetoric, theology, metaphysics, and more.

  • Author: Robert C. Bartlett
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Good & Evil


9. How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Philosophy of Good & Evil - August 2021

In the tradition of How to Live and How Proust Can Change Your Life , a philosopher asks how ancient Stoicism can help us flourish today Whenever we worry about what to eat, how to love, or simply how to be happy, we are worrying about how to lead a good life. No goal is more elusive. In How to Be a Stoic , philosopher Massimo Pigliucci offers Stoicism, the ancient philosophy that inspired the great emperor Marcus Aurelius, as the best way to attain it. Stoicism is a pragmatic philosophy that focuses our attention on what is possible and gives us perspective on what is unimportant. By understanding Stoicism, we can learn to answer crucial questions: Should we get married or divorced? How should we handle our money in a world nearly destroyed by a financial crisis? How can we survive great personal tragedy? Whoever we are, Stoicism has something for us--and How to Be a Stoic is the essential guide.

  • Author: Massimo Pigliucci
  • Publisher: Basic Books; Reprint edition (May 8, 2018)
  • Genre: Self-Help, Death & Grief
  • ISBN: 978-1541644533
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.88 x 8.25 inches


10. The End of Faith

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Philosophy of Good & Evil - August 2021

Here is an impassioned plea for reason in a world divided by faith. This important and timely work delivers a startling analysis of the clash of faith and reason in today's world. Harris offers a vivid historical tour of mankind's willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs, even when those beliefs are used to justify harmful behavior and sometimes heinous crimes. He asserts that in the shadow of weapons of mass destruction, the world can no longer tolerate views that pit one true god against another. Most controversially, he argues that the we cannot afford moderate lip service to religion - an accommodation that only blinds us to the real perils of fundamentalism. While warning against the encroachment of organized religion into world politics, Harris also draws on new evidence from neuroscience and insights from philosophy to explore spirituality as a biological, brain-based need. He calls on us to invoke that need in taking a secular humanistic approach to solving the problems of this world.

  • Author: Sam Harris
  • Genre: History, World, Religious, Religion, Politics & State