Library Packages

We here at the LCP Foundation are committed to the ongoing project of donating and digitizing our specially curated library packages, so that all of our students, no matter their cultural or socio-economic background, have access to the educational benefits of academic philosophy. Click on the icons below to view our options!

And if you are interested in helping us in our mission to make academic philosophy more accessible to those who would otherwise have little access to its gems, please visit our fundraising page or email our Philosopher in Chief at animal.lcpoundation@gmail.com for more information on how you may help donate our library packages to worthy organizations!

Starter Pack

We want to offer the same educational horizon to our constituents which any philosophy student at a top university would receive. So, in this Starter Pack, we have curated a list of books generally representing the Western Canon as it is traditionally taught in university classrooms.

1. Concise Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
David Charles McCarty
1999
($4-$12)

2. A History of Western Philosophy
Bertrand Russell
1967
($9-$19)

3. History of Philosophy, Vol. 1: Greece and Rome From the Presocratics to Plotinus
Frederick Copleston, S. J.
1993
($3-$45)

4. The Presocratics
Edited by Philip Wheelwright
1966
($15-$55)

5. Plato: Complete Works
Edited by John M. Cooper
Associate Editor D. S. Hutchinson
1997
($40-$50)

6. The Complete Works of Aristotle: The Revised Oxford Translation, Vol. 1
Edited by Jonathan Barnes
1984
($15-$45)

7. Aquinas: Selected Philosophical Writings
Translated by Timothy McDermott
1993
($2-$11)

8. The Essential Galileo
Edited and Translated by Maurice A. Finocchiaro
2008
($10-$15)

9. Francis Bacon: Selected Philosophical Works
Edited by Rose-Mary Sargent
1999
($10-$16)

10. The Philosophical Writings of Descartes, Vol. 1
Translated by John Cottingham, Robert Stoothoff, Dugald Murdoch
1985
($25-$55)

11. The Philosophical Writings of Descartes, Vol. 2
Translated by John Cottingham, Robert Stoothoff, Dugald Murdoch
1985
($50-$60)

12. The Collected Works of Spinoza, Vol. 1
Edited by Edwin Curley
2016
($30-$60)

13. The Collected Works of Spinoza, Vol. 2
Edited by Edwin Curley
2016
($45-$55)

14. G. W. Leibniz: Philosophical Essays
Translated by Roger Ariew and Daniel Garber
1989
($20-$24)

15. Nicolas Malebranche: Philosophical Selections
Edited by Steven Nadler
1992
($12-$19)

16. Newton: Philosophical Writings
Edited by Andrew Janiak
2014
($20-$25)

17. Metaphysical Writings: Thomas Hobbes
Edited by Mary Whiton Calkins
1989
($5-$57)

18. John Locke: An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
Edited by Peter H. Nidditch
1975
($7-$51)

19. Berkeley: Philosophical Writings
Edited by Desmond M. Clarke
2008
($22-$36)

20. The Philosophical Writings of David Hume, Vol. 1
Elibron Classics
2004
($30)

21. Logic, or rational thoughts on the powers of the human understanding; with their use and application in the knowledge and the search for truth.
Christian Wolff
Published by Gale ECCO
2010
($30-$33)

22. Critique of Pure Reason
Immanuel Kant
The Cambridge Edition
($20-$40)

23. Practical Philosophy
Immanuel Kant
The Cambridge Edition
($20-$40)

24. Critique of Judgment
Immanuel Kant
The Cambridge Edition
($35-$40)

25. Emile: Or On Education
Jean-Jaques Rousseau
Translated by Allen Bloom
1979
($20-$23)

26. The Gay Science: With a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Song
Friedrich Nietzsche
Translated by Walter Kaufman
2010
($6-$16)

27. Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All or None
Friedrich Nietzsche
Edited by Adrian Del Caro and Robert B. Pippin
2006
($19-$22)

28. Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future
Friedrich Nietzsche
Edited by Rolf-Peter Horstmann
2002
($3-$14)

29. Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
Ludwig Wittengstein
Translated by C. K. Ogden
1999
($5-$11)

30. The Problems of Philosophy
Bertrand Russell
2016
($7-$20)

Approximate Value (Rounding Up for Extra Cushion): $525-$1,110, free to your eligible organization!

Please visit our fundraising page or email our Philosopher in Chief at animal.lcpoundation@gmail.com for more information on how you may help donate our library packages to worthy organizations to bring philosophy to life for those who have little access to its gems!

Back-Talk Expansion Pack

We are proud to present our Back-Talk Expansion Pack, which partially fulfills our commitment to providing a stage for voices which both counter and complement the assumptions, presentations, and overall white-male-dominated foundations of the traditional canon. We hope that you and your organization will enjoy these refreshing philosophical perspectives so often overlooked in traditional philosophy classrooms.

1. The Teachings of Ptahhotep: The Oldest Book in the World
Ptahhotep and Battiscombe George Gunn
2016
($5-$42)

2. African Philosophy: The Essential Readings
Tsenay Serequeberhan
1998
($9-$16)

3. I Am Because We Are: Readings in Black Philosophy, 2nd Edition
Ford Lee Hord and Jonathan Scott Lee
2016
($25-$62)

4. Classical Indian Philosophy: An Introductory Text
J. N. Mohanty
2000
($3-$70)

5. The Rig Veda: Complete
Ralph T. H. Griffith
2017
($16-$34)

6. Vedic Mathematics, Revised Edition
Bharati Krsna Tirthaji and V. S. Agrawala
1965
($3-$27)

7. Arthashastra, or, The Playbook of Material Gain
Kautilya Chanakya, R. Shamasastry, and Chirag Patel
2019
($9-$10)

8. Bhagavad Gita As It Is
His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedante Swami Prabhupada
2015
($10-$45)

9. In the Buddha’s Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon
Bhikkhu Bodhi
2005
($10-$29)

10. The Complete Confucius: The Analects, The Doctrine of The Mean, and The Great Learning
Nicholas Tamblyn
2016
($7-$10)

11. The Complete Works of Lao Tzu: Tao Teh Ching and Hau Hu Ching
Hau Ching Ni
1995
($4-$28)

12. The Mozi: A Complete Translation
Ian Johnston
2010
($45-$165)

13. Luxuriant Gems of the Spring and Autumn
Zhongshu Dong, John Major, and Sarah Queen
2015
($15-$112)

14. Shinto: The Kami Way
Dr. Sokyo Ono and William P. Woodard
2004
($4-$19)

15. Hypatia of Alexandria
Maria Dzielska and F. Lyra
1996
($18-$46)

16. The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Philosophy
Khaled El-Rouayheb and Sabine Schmidtke
2019
($37-$72)

17. Al-Kindi’s Metaphysics
Alfred L. Ivry
1974
($29-$33)

18. On the Harmony of Religions and Philosophy
Averroes ibn rushd
2019
($13-$18)

19. Metaphysical Penetrations
Mulla Sadra, Ibrahim Kalin, and Seyyed Hossein Nasr
2014
($35-$54)

20. Hildegard von Bingen’s Physica: The Complete English Translation of Her Classic Work on Health and Healing
Hildegard of Bingen and Priscilla Throop
1998
($20-$37)

21. Hildegard of Bingen: Scivias
Hildegard of Bingen, Mother Columba Hart, and Jane Bishop
1990
($23-$55)

22. Ganita-Yukti-Bhasa (Rationales of Mathematical Astronomy), Volumes I & II
K.V. Sarma, K Ramasubramanian, M. D. Srinivas, M.S. Sriram
2009
($146-$252)

23. The Book of the City of Ladies and Other Writings
Christine De Pizan, Rebecca Kingston, Sophie Bourgault, and Ineke Hardy
2018
($16-$25)

24. Margaret Cavendish: Essential Writings
David Cunning
2019
($22-$65)

25. The Principles of the Most Ancient and Modern Philosophy
Conway, Allison P. Coudert, and Taylor Corse
2008
($8-$30)

26. The Conway Letters: The Correspondence of Anne, Viscountess Conway, Henry More and their Friends 1642-1684
Marjorie Hope Nicholson and Sarah Hutton
1992
($99-$385)

27. Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz: Selected Works, 1st Edition
Juana Ines de la Cruz, Edith Grossman, and Julia Alvarez
2014
($8-$22)

28. A Serious Proposal to the Ladies
Mary Astell and Patricia Springborg
2002
($14-$39)

29. Catharine Trotter Cockburn: Philosophical Writings
Catharine Trotter Cockburn and Patricia Sheridan
2006
($30-$100)

30. Emilie du Chatelet: Selected Philosophical and Scientific Writings (The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe), 1st Edition
Emilie du Chatelet, Judith, Translator, and Isabelle Bour
2009
($40-$71)

31. There are No Letters Like Yours: The Correspondence of Isabelle de Charriere and Constant d’Hermenches
Isabelle de Charriere
1821
($6-$64)

32. The Complete Works of Mary Wollstonecraft
Mary Wollstonecraft
2015
($14-$38)

33. Equality in Community: Sexual Equality in the Writings of William Thompson and Anna Doyle Wheeler
Delores Dooley
1996
($20-$69)

34. The Complete Works of Harriet Taylor Mill
Jo Ellen Jacobs
1998
($64-$95)

35. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave
Frederick Douglass
2019
($9-$17)

36. Frederick Douglass: Selected Speeches and Writings
Yuval Taylor and Philip Foner
2000
($11-$42)

37. Du Bois Writings: The Suppression of the African Slave-Trade/The Souls of Black Folk/Dusk of Dawn/Essays
W. E. B. Du Bois
1987
($26-$84)

38. Black Reconstruction in America, 1860-1880
W. E. B. Du Bois
1998
($20-$45)

39. The Autobiography of W. E. B. Du Bois: A Soliloquy on Viewing My Life from the Last Decade of its First Century
W. E. B. Du Bois
1997
($15-$18)

40. The Yellow Wall-Paper, Herland, and Selected Writings
Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Kate Bolick
2009
($8-$26)

41. The Basic Problems of Phenomenology: From the Lectures, Winter Semester 1910-1911
Edmund Husserl, Ingo Farin, and J. G. Hart
2006
($43-$101)

42. On the Problem of Empathy: The Collected Works of Edith Stein
Edith Stein and Waltraut Stein
1989
($17-$90)

43. Essays on Woman
Edith Stein, Freda Mary Oben, L. Gelber, and Romaeus Leuven
1996
($11-$18)

44. The Rebel
Albert Camus
1992
($6-$26)

45. Being and Nothingness
Jean-Paul Sartre and Hazel E. Barnes
1993
($10-$27)

46. The Imaginary
Jean-Paul Sartre
2004
($18-$30)

47. The Second Sex
Simone de Bouvoir and Constance Borde
2001
($8-$30)

48. The Ethics of Ambiguity
Simone de Bouvoir
2018
($9-$27)

49. The Woman Destroyed
Simone de Bouvoir and Patrick O’Brian
1987
($7-$17)

50. Phenomenology of Perception
Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Donald Landes
2013
($25-$74)

51. The Visible and the Invisible
Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Claude Lefort
1968
($19-$44)

52. The Sensible World and the World of Expression
Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Bryan Smyth
2020
($30-$57)

53. James Baldwin: Early Novels and Stories: Go Tell It on the Mountain/Giovanni’s Room/Another Country/Going to Meet the Man
James Baldwin
1998
($26-$58)

54. The Fire Next Time
James Baldwin
1992
($13-$26)

55. The Wretched of the Earth
Frantz Fanon and Richard Philcox
2005
($10-30)

56. Black Skin, White Masks
Frantz Fanon and Richard Philcox
2008
($9-$24)

57. Alienation and Freedom
Frantz Fanon and Jean Khalfa
2018
($16-$63)

58. A Dying Colonialism
Frantz Fanon and Haakon Chevalier
1994
($8-$30)

59. Toward the African Revolution
Frantz Fanon and Haakon Chevalier
1994
($11-$27)

60. Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison
Michel Foucault and Alan Sheridan
1995
($6-$24)

61. Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in an Age of Reason
Michel Foucault
1988
($9-$29)

62. Power/Knowledge
Michel Foucault and Colin Gordon
1980
($4-$32)

63. Truth and Method
Hans-Georg Gadamer, Joel Weinsheimer, and Donald G. Marshall
2004
($22-$67)

64. Philosophical Hermeneutics
Hans-Georg Gadamer and David E. Linge
2008
($19-$62)

65. The Relevance of the Beautiful and Other Essays
Hans-Georg Gadamer
1987
($18-$50)

66. The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou
1994
($13-$85)

67. The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou
2012
($27-$54)

68. Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement
Angela Y. Davis
2016
($12-$39)

69. Women, Race, and Class
Angela Y. Davis
1983
($13-$26)

70. The Meaning of Freedom: And Other Difficult Dialogues
Angela Y. Davis
2012
($11-$21)

71. The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World
Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu
2015
($7-$28)

72. No Future Without Forgiveness
Desmond Tutu
2000
($2-$30)

73. Logic, Truth, and Modalities
J. N. Mohanty
2013
($146-$211)

74. Between Two Worlds: East and West
J. N. Mohanty
2002
($38-$326)

75. The Self and its Other: Philosophical Essays
J. N. Mohanty
2001
($18-$75)

76. Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates
2015
($8-$45)

77. A Critical Introduction to Queer Theory
Nikki Sullivan
2003
($4-$47)

78. Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others
Sara Ahmed
2006
($17-$44)

79. This is Not a Peace Pipe: Towards a Critical Indigenous Philosophy
Dale Turner
2006
($43-$87)

80. Global Indigenous Politics: A Subtle Revolution (Worlding Beyond the West)
Sheryl Lightfoot
2016
($34-$61)

Approximate Value (Rounding Up for Extra Cushion): $1,675-$4,660, free to your eligible organization!

Please visit our fundraising page or email our Philosopher in Chief at animal.lcpoundation@gmail.com for more information on how you may help donate our library packages to worthy organizations to bring philosophy to life for those who have little access to its gems!