A short short list of philosophical books that are not specifically about philosophy

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  • 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?