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Want to read a philosophical novel? Here’s a flowchart to help you pick one.

Emily Temple

October 25, 2019, 10:03am

So you’d like to read a philosophical novel—but you don’t know where to start. That’s a very nice problem to have, and it has a very nice solution: this clever flowchart, created by Ben Roth, a philosopher who teaches in the Harvard College Writing Program. Do you prefer stories? Do you like science fiction? Do you literally want something about a philosopher? Roth has you covered with some very good recommendations, from Don DeLillo to Rachel Kushner to Richard Powers to Teju Cole.

Here’s the full flowchart—you might want to open it in a new tab or download the image to see it full size.

[via Daily Nous h/t Open Culture]

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