A philosophical theory is a theory that explains or accounts for a general philosophy or specific branch of philosophy. While any sort of thesis or opinion may be termed a theory, in analytic philosophy it is thought best to reserve the word "theory" for systematic, comprehensive attempts to solve problems.

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We Should All Be Feminists
Men Explain Things to Me
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate
Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Debt: The First 5,000 Years
Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity
Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference
Assholes: A Theory
The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution
The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood
White Girls
The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human
The History of Sexuality 1: An Introduction
Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison
Gender Trouble
Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason
The Society of the Spectacle
Literary Theory: An Introduction
The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences
The Communist Manifesto
Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia
Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism
Simulacra and Simulation
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32 books — 8 voters
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Editing Books
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Physics is fun
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Emancipatory Theory and Philosophy
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H.L. Mencken
The essence of science is that it is always willing to abandon a given idea for a better one; the essence of theology is that it holds its truths to be eternal and immutable.
H.L. Mencken

Alan W. Watts
What we have forgotten is that thoughts and words are conventions, and that it is fatal to take conventions too seriously. A convention is a social convenience, as, for example, money ... but it is absurd to take money too seriously, to confuse it with real wealth ... In somewhat the same way, thoughts, ideas and words are "coins" for real things.
Alan W. Watts, The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety

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