Walter Mosley has won accolades from readers and critics alike for his Easy Rawlins detective series, and the novelist has a philosophical side, too. Newsweek presents his list of important works that "most greatly impacted the intelligence, potential and humanity of the people of the world."
- The Theory of Relativity, Albert Einstein
- On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin
- Das Kapital, Karl Marx
- The Interpretation of Dreams, Sigmund Freud
- The Philosophical Investigations, Ludwig Wittgenstein