Hello. I am a n00b who stumbled across this forum looking for physics help. Now I have a question for the philosophy buffs: As you may know, the new SAT I and the SAT II Writing both have an essay portion. There is a general statement with which you agree or disagree. Most of the statements are things like "Ignorance is Bliss" or "To learn is to teach". The best strategy, when combating these essays, is to use a personal example, a historical example, and an example in literature/philosophy. What are some good books to add to my arsenal? I already have read Protagoras, Symposium, Gorgias, Phaedro, Discourse on the Origins of Inequality, Tao te Ching, Candide, and Beyond Good and Evil. I have also read some books which are not philosophical works but help in variety of ways, such as Lord of the Flies (helps with group vs. individual, fundament of human character), Brave New World (technology vs. humanity, enjoying the simpiler things), Moby Dick (I don't know how this will help, but my SAT tutor thinks it will), and many others. On my to read list is the Social Contract, Civilization and its Discontents, Nausea, and the Gay Science. Thanks for any help.