Books written by A. C. Grayling

Democracy and Its Crisis

ONEWorld Publications | July 20, 2019 | 225 pages
A.C. Grayling, one of the world's foremost philosophical thinkers, explains how representative democracy emerged, what has gone wrong with it, and how it should be fixed.  More Info

The Challenge of Things

Bloomsbury USA | December 8, 2015 | 320 pages
A. C. Grayling's lucid and stimulating books, based on the idea that philosophy should engage with the world and make itself useful, invariably cause discussion. The Challenge of Things joins earlier collections such as The Reason of Things and Thinking of Answers, collecting Grayling's recent... More Info


Yale University Press | July 20, 2019 | 288 pages
A renowned philosopher challenges long-held views on just wars, ethical conduct during war, why wars occur, how they alter people and societies, and more For residents of the twenty-first century, a vision of a future without warfare is almost inconceivable. Though wars are terrible and... More Info

The God Argument

Bloomsbury USA | March 26, 2013 | 288 pages
What are the arguments for and against religion and religious belief--all of them--right across the range of reasons and motives that people have for being religious, and do they stand up to scrutiny? Can there be a clear, full statement of these arguments that once and for all will show what is at... More Info

Ideas That Matter

January 3, 2012 | 448 pages
With customary wit and passion, a renowned philosopher examines the essential theories, movements and philosophies that will shape our world in the decades to come, from animal rights to bioethics and neurophilosophy, from war crimes and fundamentalism to globalization. Reprint.  More Info