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Philosophical Fiction Genre – What’s the best definition for the philosophical genre? Books in the philosophical fiction genre are made up of stories devoted to discussion and discursive philosophy, such as, but not limited to: the function and role of society, the purpose of life, ethics, morals, the role of art in human lives, the role of experience, and the development of knowledge.  The books in this genre can also be about ideas or ideals for society and mankind. The stories often explore or explain the difficult or dark parts of human life.

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philosophical fiction genre book coverPhilosophical Fiction Genre – Examples

Review this list of popular examples to help you get a better understanding of the philosophical fiction genre.

1. The Stranger by Albert Camus

2. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

3. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

4. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

5. Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder

6. Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre

7. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

8. The Plague by Albert Camus

9. Candide by Voltaire

10. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

11. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

12. The Fall by Albert Camus

13. Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit by Daniel Quinn

14. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

15. Animal Farm by George Orwell

16. Anthem by Ayn Rand

17. The Trial by Franz Kafka

18. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

19. 1984 by George Orwell

20. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

21. Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse

22. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

23. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

24. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

25. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

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Philosophical Fiction Genre – Related Book Genres

* General Fiction Definition

* Literary Fiction Definition

* Mainstream Fiction Genre

* Modern Fiction Definition

* Religious Fiction Genre

* Satirical Fiction Genre

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