Fr. Barron’s Recommended Books on Philosophy 101

During my visit to Chicago, I had several good book conversations with Fr. Robert Barron. In one of them I asked him to recommend some introductory philosophy books for someone like me who has no formal training in philosophy but wants to dive deeper into it.

He offered many great titles. Since I didn’t have a pen or paper around, I used my iPhone voice recorder to take them down. At the time, I wasn’t planning on publishing the recording, but since I think others will enjoy Fr. Barron’s suggestions, here it is:
Download the short clip here (1 minute)
Here are his recommended titles:


In another conversation, Fr. Barron also praised Fr. Copleston’s nine-volume History of Philosophy series:

What are your favorite philosophy books?