6 Accessible Books About Philosophy Yes, they do exist Picking up a book about philosophy can be intimidating, but these reads make it easy 1. The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten: 100 Experiments for the Armchair Philosopher Julian Baggini 2. The Art of Travel Alain de Botton 3. Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy Simon Blackburn 4. Straw Dogs John Gray 5. Sophie's World Jostein Gaarder 6. The Alchemist Paulo Coelho Tags: non-fiction View the discussion thread.