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Recommended Reading

This page contains information about resources and readings you can choose to engage with in preparation for your arrival as a new student or returning in the Department of Philosophy.

Please note that you are not required to engage with these resources. These are recommendations just in case you are interested in doing some preparation before you arrive.

In fact, now is a good time to explore your interests widely and with enthusiasm in whatever way you see fit. When you get here we will tell you what you are required to read, but for now just read and engage with the things that make you feel as passionate and excited about philosophy as we do.

Recommended Reading:

As a reminder, all of our Philosophy MA modules running in 2021/22 can be found here.

Hegel's Science of Logic, trans. A.V. Miller (New York: Humanity Books, 1999) (for PH923 Hegel's Science of Logic)

G.W.F. Hegel, The Science of Logic, trans. G. di Giovanni (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010) (for PH923 Hegel's Science of Logic)

Nietzsche, Human, all too Human in two volumes (Stanford UP) (for PH924 Nietzsche)

Nietzsche, Dawn (Stanford UP) (for PH924 Nietzsche)

Nietzsche, The Gay Science (Random House) (for PH924 Nietzsche)

D. Wiggins, 1995 ‘Substance’ in Grayling (ed.) (for PH997 Topics in Metaphysics and Epistemology)

Crowther, T. 2018. ‘Processes as Continuants and Process as Stuff’. In Dorsch, F and Macpherson, F. (eds.) Phenomenal Presence. Oxford, O.U.P. (for PH997 Topics in Metaphysics and Epistemology)

Fichte, Johann Gottlieb, Early Philosophical Writings, trans. Daniel Breazeale (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1988) (for PH9F6 Critiques of Enlightenment in Post-Kantian German Philosophy)

Kant, Immanuel, Political Writings, ed. H. S. Reiss, 2 edn (Cambridge University Press, 1991) (for PH9F6 Critiques of Enlightenment in Post-Kantian German Philosophy)

A. Danto, The Transfiguration of the Commonplace (Harvard UP, 1981) (for PH9F7 Topics in Philosophy and the Arts)

S. Irvin, ‘The Pervasiveness of the Aesthetic in Ordinary Experience’, British Journal of Aesthetics 48 (2008) (for PH9F7 Topics in Philosophy and the Arts)

D. Costello, M. Iversen and J. Snyder, eds., Agency and Autonomism: Photography as Art Since the 1960’s, special issue of Critical Inquiry 38:4 (2012) (for PH9F7 Topics in Philosophy and the Arts)

Friedrich Nietzsche, On the Genealogy of Morality (1887) (for PH9GE Genealogy, Epistemology and Critique)

Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish (1975) (for PH9GE Genealogy, Epistemology and Critique)

Kant, Immanuel, Critique of Pure Reason, trans. P. Guyer and A.W. Wood (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997) (for PH948 Kant's Critique of Pure Reason)

Kant, Immanuel, Kritik der reinen Vernunft, ed. R. Schmidt (Hamburg: Felix Meiner, 1990) (for PH948 Kant's Critique of Pure Reason)

Gottlob Frege 1892. “On Sense and Reference”. The Frege Reader. Ed. M. Beaney. Oxford: Blackwell, 1997: 151– 171 (for PH998 Topics in the Philosophy of Mind and Language)

Naomi Eilan 2014. “Intelligible Realism about Consciousness: A Response to Nagel’s Paradox”, Ratio 27, 1: 32–52. Peter Hacker 2000. “Is There Anything It Is Like to Be a Bat?” Philosophy 77, 300: 157–174 (for PH998 Topics in the Philosophy of Mind and Language)

Ansell Pearson, Keith. Germinal Life: The Difference and Repetition of Deleuze. London and New York: Routledge, 1999 (for PH9A5 Topics in 20th Century French Philosophy I)

Badiou, Alain. Deleuze: The Clamor of Being. Translated by Louise Burchill. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2000 (for PH9A5 Topics in 20th Century French Philosophy I)

R. P. Wolff, In Defense of Anarchism (New York: Harper & Row, 1970; 2d ed. 1998) (for PH9E3 Topics in Moral and Political Philosophy)

Fabienne Peter, Democratic Legitimacy (New York: Routledge, 2008) (for PH9E3 Topics in Moral and Political Philosophy)

Ansell Pearson, Keith. Germinal Life: The Difference and Repetition of Deleuze. London and New York: Routledge, 1999 (for PH9A5 Topics in 20th Century French Philosophy I)

de Beistegui, Miguel. Truth and Genesis: Philosophy as Differential Ontology (Part Three). Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2004 (for PH9A5 Topics in 20th Century French Philosophy I)

Kant, Immanuel, Critique of Pure Reason, trans. P. Guyer and A.W. Wood (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997) (for PH948 Kant's Critique of Pure Reason)

Kant, Immanuel, Kritik der reinen Vernunft, ed. R. Schmidt (Hamburg: Felix Meiner, 1990) (for PH948 Kant's Critique of Pure Reason)

M.H. Abrams, Natural Supernaturalism: Tradition and Revolution in Romantic Literature (Norton, 1971) (for PHTBC The 'Religion of Art' in Post-Kantian Philosophy)

Jacques Barzun, The Use and Abuse of Art, (Princeton University Press, 1974) (for PHTBC The 'Religion of Art' in Post-Kantian Philosophy)

 Sebastian Gardner, “Philosophical Aestheticism,” in Brian Leiter & Michael Rosen (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Continental Philosophy, Oxford University Press (2007) (for PHTBC The 'Religion of Art' in Post-Kantian Philosophy)

Hannah Arendt

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Friedrich Nietzsche

Frantz Fanon

Mary Wollstonecraft

Immanuel Kant