10 Most Influential Books of Philosopher & Author Tom Morris

Worlds Happiest Philosopher's Favorite Books

Check out the most influential books in the life of Tom Morris – Past Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, author of many great books, Chairman of the Morris Institute of Human Values, and the world’s happiest philosopher:


The Republic by Plato

Get your copy of The Republic by Plato - one of the most influential books in the life of Tom Morris - philosopher, author, and past notre dame professor “Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.” – Plato
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Get your copy of Beowulf - One of Tom Morris's favorite and most influential books! Buy your copy of Beowulf here!


Meditations  by Marcus Aurelius

Get your copy of Marcus Aurelius's Meditations - one of the most influential books in the life of Tom Morris - author and the world's happiest philosopher “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” – Marcus Aurelius
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Get your copy of Gilgamesh - one of Tom Morris's favorite books of all time “Until the end comes, enjoy your life, spend it in happiness, not despair. Savor your food, make each of your days a delight, bathe and anoint yourself, wear bright clothes that are sparkling clean, let music and dancing fill your house, love the child who holds you by the hand, and give your wife pleasure in your embrace. That is the best way for a man to live.” – Gilgamesh
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Six more influential books in the life of Tom Morris:

On A Life Well Spent by Cicero

Pensées by Blaise Pascal

The Fable of the Bees by Bernard Mandeville

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The Impulse Factor: Why Some of Us Play It Safe and Others Risk It All by Nick Tasler

Seneca: Moral Essays, Volume II

Bio of Tom Morris, Ph.D.

Tom Morris has become one of the most active public philosophers in the world due to his unusual ability to bring the greatest wisdom of the past into the challenges of the present.

He holds a Ph.D. in both Philosophy and Religious Studies from Yale University, as well as other, honorary doctorates in recognition of his public work of bringing practical philosophy back into the cultural mix. Tom served for fifteen years as a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, where he quickly became one of their most popular teachers, in many years having as much as an eighth of the entire student body in his classes. He is now Chairman of the Morris Institute for Human Values.

Tom’s twelfth book, True Success: A New Philosophy of Excellence, launched him into a new adventure as a public philosopher and advisor to the corporate world. His audiences have included such organizations as Toyota, General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Merrill Lynch, Verizon, IBM, Coca Cola, The US Air Force, Wells Real Estate Funds, International Paper, Price Waterhouse, Target Stores, Mattel, NBC Sports, Business Week Magazine, Bayer, Deloitte and Touche, Federated Investors, Mass Mutual, Prudential, Raymond James, Citi Mortgage, Goldman Sachs, Taco Bell, Campbell Soup, MasterFoods, Minute Maid, The American Heart Association, United Health Group, and The Young President’s Organization, to name just as few, as well as many of the largest national and international trade associations.

Tom is also the author of the highly acclaimed and bestselling leadership classic If Aristotle Ran General Motors and the big yellow book, often seen in college dorms nationwide the night before final exams, Philosophy for Dummies . Other more recent books include Art of Achievement , The Stoic Art of Living and Superheroes and Philosophy , where Superman and Batman finally meet Plato and Aristotle. Tom’s bestselling book about life and business is entitled, If Harry Potter Ran General Electric: Leadership Wisdom from the World of the Wizards . It’s currently bringing magic into people’s lives around the world. His newest book on shelves is Twisdom (Twitter Wisdom): A Philosopher Ponders Life in 140 Characters or Less

Tom is known for bringing the insights of the great thinkers into the drama of everyday life with high energy and good humor. His message is helping to change lives and revolutionize business practices everywhere.

He may be the world’s happiest philosopher.

Learn more about Tom Morris at his website The Morris Institue of Human Values


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