A short short list of philosophical books that are not specifically about philosophy
- Romulus, my father by Raimond Gaita:
What is friendship? What is the difference between character and personality? What is home?
- The Music of Chance by Paul Auster:
Are you fully responsible for the outcome of your own life?
- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde:
What is beauty? And what is it good for?
- About a Boy by Nick Hornby:
Are we responsible for the people we know (and love)?
- The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame:
How important is it to help others? Does everybody have an unchangeable, inner core?