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Literary Works to Know for the Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

By Vince Kotchian, Edwin Kotchian

To prepare for the MAT, you need to familiarize yourself with literary works and famous authors — the stuff that a college English major has to read. Here are important literary works that may appear on the MAT.

  • Appearance and Reality: By British idealist Francis Herbert Bradley

  • An Essay Concerning Human Understanding: By John Locke. Asserts that the mind is a blank slate at birth

  • The Art of War: Ancient Chinese book by Sun Tzu about military strategy

  • Beyond Good and Evil: By Nietzsche; criticizes past philosophers on their acceptance of religious principles

  • Candide: French satire by Voltaire

  • The Communist Manifesto: Political manuscript by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

  • Critique of Pure Reason: Influential work by Kant in which he describes the relationship between knowledge and experience

  • Leviathan: By Thomas Hobbes. Focuses on society and government

  • Poetics: An analysis of tragedy by Aristotle

  • The Prince: Political work by Machiavelli where he asserts that the truth is more important than an ideal

  • The Republic: A Socratic dialogue by Plato

  • The Social Contract: By Rousseau; focuses on political community

  • The World as Will and Representation: Primary work of Schopenhauer; he writes that all of nature has a will to life and that suffering comes from the desire for more

  • Utopia: Fiction and political philosophy by Thomas More