The most 15 influential Books with Free Download Links ( Philosophy – Psychology – Literature – Science)
This is a collection of most influential books based on my personal opinion, Each book I listed, I included free download links since all those books are in the public domain. I hope you enjoy and if you want to add more to the list please contact me.
This book is the father of Logic
The Organon (Greek: Ὄργανον, meaning “instrument, tool, organ”) is the standard collection of Aristotle’s six works on logic. The name Organon was given by Aristotle’s followers, the Peripatetics.
2- The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
this book inspired many politicians and dictators
Italian diplomat Niccolò Machiavelli is best known for writing The Prince, a handbook for unscrupulous politicians that inspired the term “Machiavellian” and established its author as the “father of modern political theory.”
3- Meditations on the first philosophy by Rene Descartes
Cogito, ergo sum
Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting One’s Reason and of Seeking Truth in the Sciences (French: Discours de la Méthode Pour Bien conduire sa raison, et chercher la vérité dans les sciences) is a philosophical and autobiographical treatise published by René Descartes in 1637.
4- Capital: a critique of political economy by Karl Marx
This one of the greatest and influential books that inspired millions of people.
Capital, Volume I (1867) is a critical analysis of the political economy, meant to reveal the contradictions of the capitalist mode of production, how it was the precursor of the socialist mode of production and of the class struggle rooted in the capitalist social relations of production.
5- The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
This book is very influential in political science.
In The Social Contract (1762) Rousseau argues that laws are binding only when they are supported by the general will of the people. His famous idea, ‘man is born free, but he is everywhere in chains’ challenged the traditional order of society.
6- The Republic by Plato
This is one of the most influential books. the utopia
The Republic (Greek: Πολιτεία, Politeia; Latin: Res Publica) is a Socratic dialogue, authored by Plato around 375 BC, concerning justice (δικαιοσύνη), the order and character of the just city-state, and the just man.
Download The Republic by Plato in Volume 3
7- Critique of Pure Reason (Critique de la raison pure) by Immanuel Kant
This is one of the most influential books in philosophy
The Critique of Pure Reason is a book by the German philosopher Immanuel Kant, in which the author seeks to determine the limits and scope of metaphysics. Also referred to as Kant’s “First Critique”, it was followed by the Critique of Practical Reason and the Critique of Judgment.
8- Thus spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
this is one of the best Nietzche books and it influenced many people.
Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None is a philosophical novel by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, composed in four parts written between 1883 and 1885 and published between 1883 and 1885
9- The mathematical principles of natural philosophy by Isaac Newton
Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica often referred to as simply the Principia, is a work in three books by Isaac Newton, in Latin, first published 5 July 1687. After annotating and correcting his personal copy of the first edition, Newton published two further editions, in 1713 and 1726.
10- Crime and Punishment novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
a great story affected millions of readers. the best work of the author
Crime and Punishment is considered the first great novel of his “mature” period of writing. Crime and Punishment focus on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Rodion Raskolnikov, an impoverished ex-student in Saint Petersburg who formulates a plan to kill an unscrupulous pawnbroker for her money.
11- Theory of relativity by Einstein
Relativity opened new horizons for knowledge
General relativity (GR) is a theory of gravitation that was developed by Albert Einstein between 1907 and 1915, with contributions by many others after 1915. According to general relativity, the observed gravitational attraction between masses results from the warping of space and time by those masses.
12- The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smit
An important book in Economy
An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations generally referred to by its shortened title The Wealth of Nations, is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smit
13- From Dictatorship to DemocracyBook by Gene Sharp
This book was inspiring for the Arab spring in 2011
From Dictatorship to Democracy, A Conceptual Framework for Liberation is a book-length essay on the generic problem of how to destroy a dictatorship and to prevent the rise of a new one. The book was written in 1993 by Gene Sharp, a professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts.
14 – Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
This book gave us an alternative to the creation story.
Darwinism is a theory of biological evolution developed by the English naturalist Charles Darwin (1809–1882) and others, stating that all species of organisms arise and develop through the natural selection of small, inherited variations that increase the individual’s ability to compete, survive, and reproduce.
15- The Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud
still influential books despite much criticism
Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst. Freud was born to Galician Jewish parents in the Moravian town of Freiberg, in the Austrian Empir