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Philosophy Books for IAS

We have compiled for you a list of IAS books for Philosophy to help you in your prepration for the IAS and other services under the UPSC. THis list of phylosophy books have been chosen carefully to guide and help you prepare for teh UPSC exam for civil services. This is a collection of the best reference books for the ias exam conducted by UPSC.

Best Books on Philosophy as Optional subject for IAS Exam are as Follows:

Paper I

Section A - Problem of Philosophy

  1. Dr. C.D. Sharma (Indian Philosophy)
  2. Dr. Deo Raj (Indian Philosophy)
  3. Dr. Y.Masiaha (Western Philosophy)
  4. Dr. Daya Krishna (Western Philosophy)
  5. Dr. Franckena Thilly (Western Philosophy)
  6. Dr. B.K. Lal (Contemporary Western Philosophy)
  7. Dr. D. M. Dutta (Contemporary Philosophy)
  8. Dr. William F. Lawhead (The voyage of Discovery)
  9. Dr. H. Gene Blocker (Fundamentals of Philosophy)
  10. Dr. David Stewart (Fundamentals of Philosophy)
  11. Dr. Dutta (Introduction to Indian Philosophy)
  12. Dr. Chatterjee (Introduction to Indian Philosophy)
  13. Dr. M. Hiriyanna ( Indian Philosophy)
  14. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan (Indian Philosophy (II volumes))
  15. Dr. P. T. Raju (Indian Philosophy)

Section B - Logic

  1. Dr. Irvin M. Copi
  2. Ashok Verma (Symbolic logic)

Section C - Ethics

  1. Dr. Divakar Pathak (Indian Ethic)
  2. Dr. V.P. Verma (Western Ethic)
  3. Dr. B.N. Singh (Ethics)
  4. Lilly (Ethics)
  5. William Samuel (Ethics)


Paper II

Section A - Western Philosophy

  1. By Franckena Thilly
  2. Dr. C.D. Sharma
  3. Dr. Dayakrishna
  4. Dr. Y.Masih
  5. Dr. B.K. Lal
  6. Dr. Lakshmi Saxena
  7. Daya Krishna
  8. Daya Krishna
  9. D.M.Dutt

Section B - Indian Philosophy

  1. Dr. C.D. Sharma
  2. Dr. Deo Raj
  3. Dr. Hiriyanna
  4. Dr. Radha Krishnan
  5. D.M.Dutt

Section C - Socio Political Philosophy

  1. Dr. J.P. Sood Vol IV
  2. Dr. Shiv Bhanu Singh
  3. Dr. O.P.Gauba
  4. NCERT Books
  5. Dr. P. T. Raju(Indian Philosophy )
  6. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan(Indian Philosophy (II volumes))

Section D - Philosophy of Religion

  1. Dr. Y.Masih
  2. John Hick
  3. Dr. V.P. Verma


Specific Books on Philosophy — Six ways of knowing by D.M. Datta.