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This list relates to the 2016-17 which ended on 31/07/2017
  1. Introductory textbooks (optional): 10 items
    1. If you would like an introduction to the issues covered by this module, you may find it useful to refer to a textbook. The most useful single introductory textbook for this module is: 1 item
    2. There are also textbooks that focus on each of the three units of the course:

    3. Epistemology 3 items
    4. Mind and body 2 items
      1. The philosophy of mind and cognition - David Braddon-Mitchell, Frank Jackson 2007

        Book 

    5. Metaphysics 3 items
      1. Riddles of existence: a guided tour of metaphysics - Earl Conee, Theodore Sider 2005

        Book  [Very cheap; quite introductory]

      2. Metaphysics - Van Inwagen, Peter 2010

        Book  [More expensive but very good; also covers philosophy of mind.]

      3. A survey of metaphysics - Lowe, E. J. 2002

        Book  [Extremely good coverage of many issues in metaphysics, going well beyond this module.]

  2.  

    Unit 1: Epistemology

  3. Week 1: What is Knowledge? 5 items
    (25th January)
    1. Required reading: 1 item
      1. What is this thing called knowledge? - Duncan Pritchard 2010 (electronic book)

        Book Essential Read: Chapter 1. (Print copies also available in the Library at BD161.P749)

    2. Recommended readings: 4 items
      1. What is Knowledge? - L. Zagzebski

        Chapter 

  4. Week 2: Scepticism I 7 items
    (February 1st)
    1. Required readings: 1 item
      1. Meditations on first philosophy: with selections from the Objections and replies - René Descartes, trans. John Cottingham 1996

        Book Essential Read: First Meditation (pp. 12-16)

    2. Recommended readings: 6 items
      1. Reality? Knowledge? Philosophy!: an introduction to metaphysics and epistemology - Stephen C. Hetherington 2003

        Book Recommended Read: Chapter 12

  5. Week 3: Scepticism II 3 items
    (February 8th)
    1. Required readings: 1 item
      1. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, David Hume

        Webpage Essential Read: Sections 4 and 5. (Also print copies in the Library at B1481.B4)

    2. Recommended readings: 2 items
  6. Week 4: The Analysis of Knowledge 6 items
    (February 15th)
    1. Required readings: 1 item
      1. What is this thing called knowledge? - Duncan Pritchard 2010 (electronic book)

        Book Essential Read: Chapter 3. (Print copies also available in the Library at BD161.P749)

    2. Recommended readings: 5 items
      1. Knowledge puzzles: an introduction to epistemology - Hetherington, Stephen Cade 1996

        Book  See: ‘Internalism’, ‘Externalism’

      2. A guide through the theory of knowledge - Morton, Adam 2003

        Book  Read: Chapter 6

  7. Week 5: Justification: Internalism and Externalism 4 items
    (February 22nd)
    1. Required reading: 1 item
      1. What is this thing called knowledge? - Duncan Pritchard 2010 (electronic book)

        Book  Read: Chapter 4. (Print copies also available in the Library at BD161.P749)

    2. Recommended readings: 3 items
      1. A guide through the theory of knowledge - Morton, Adam 2003

        Book  Read: Chapter 7

  8. Week 6: Testimony 3 items
    (March 1st)
    1. Required readings: 1 item
      1. What is this thing called knowledge? - Duncan Pritchard 2010 (electronic book)

        Book  Read: Chapter 8. (Print copies also available in the Library at BD161.P749)

    2. Recommended readings: 2 items
      1. Read: The Routledge Companion to Epistemology

        Webpage Optional You may find this reading hard in places

  9.  

    Unit 2: Mind and Body

  10. Week 7: Dualism 2 items
    (March 8th)
    1. Required readings: 1 item
      1. Selections from Meditations on First Philosophy - René Descartes

        Chapter  Chapter 44 of Crane and Farkas (eds.) Metaphysics: A Guide and Anthology (OUP 2004)

    2. Other recommended readings: 1 item
      1. The concept of mind - Gilbert Ryle 1990

        Book  'Descartes’ Myth', chapter 1. Other editions also available in the Library.

  11. Week 8: The Identity Theory 7 items
    (March 29th)
    1. Required readings: 3 items
      1. Is consciousness a brain process? - U. T. Place 1956

        Article Essential

      2. Psychophysical and theoretical identifications - David Lewis

        Chapter Optional Chapter 47 of Crane and Farkas (eds.) Metaphysics: A Guide and Anthology (OUP 2004)—Read § 1 only.

    2. Other recommended readings: 4 items
  12. Week 9: Functionalism 3 items
    (April 5th)
    1. Required readings: 1 item
      1. Selections from Thought - Gilbert Harman

        Chapter  Chapter 46 of Crane and Farkas (eds.) Metaphysics: A Guide and Anthology (OUP 2004)

    2. Additional readings: 2 items
      1. Mad Pain and Martian Pain - David Lewis

        Chapter  [Alternatively, the article can be found here: http://web.missouri.edu/johnsonrn/papers/lewis.pdf]

  13. Week 10: Consciousness and qualia 3 items
    (April 12th)
    1. Required readings: 1 item
      1. What Is It Like to Be a Bat? - Thomas Nagel 1974

        Article  Chapter 49 of Crane and Farkas (eds.) Metaphysics: A Guide and Anthology (OUP 2004)

    2. Additional readings: 2 items
  14.  

    Unit 3: Metaphysics

  15. Week 11: Identity Over Time 1 item
    (April 19th)
    1. A survey of metaphysics - E. J. Lowe 2002

      Book  Chapter 3

  16. Week 12: Personal Identity 12 items
    (April 26th)
    1. Required readings: 1 item
      1. Personal Identity - Derek Parfit 1971

        Article  Chapter 42 of Crane and Farkas (eds.) Metaphysics: A Guide and Anthology (OUP 2004)

    2. Additional readings: 11 items
      1. Personal identity - Harold W. Noonan 2003 (electronic book)

        Book  (A good textbook-style introduction.)

      2. Personal identity - Martin, Raymond, Barresi, John 2003

        Book  (A collection of classic papers)

      3. Personal identity - Perry, John c2008

        Book  (Another good collection)

      4. Reasons and Persons - Parfit, Derek, Oxford University Press 1986 (electronic book)

        Book 

      5. Reasons and persons - Parfit, Derek 1984

        Book 

      6. The Human Animal: Personal Identity Without Psychology - Olson, Eric T., Oxford University Press 1999 (electronic book)

        Book 

      7. Persons, Animals, and Ourselves - Paul Snowdon

        Chapter  (Reprinted in Crane & Farkas (eds.)

      8. Survival and Identity - David Lewis

        Chapter  [Reprinted in Lewis’s Philosophical Papers vol. I, (Oxford University Press, 1983)]

  17. Week 13: Causation 6 items
    (May 3rd)
    1. Required readings: 1 item
      1. Selection from Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding - David Hume

        Chapter  Chapter 29 of Crane and Farkas (eds.) Metaphysics: A Guide and Anthology (OUP 2004)

    2. Recommended readings: 5 items
      1. Metaphysics: a guide and anthology - Crane, Tim, Farkas, Katalin 2004

        Book  Read: David Lewis, "Causation", chapter 30

      2. Causation - Sosa, Ernest, Tooley, Michael 1993

        Book  (An excellent collection of classic and contemporary readings)

      3. The Oxford handbook of causation - Beebee, Helen, Hitchcock, Christopher, Menzies, Peter Charles 2009

        Book  (A good recent collection with articles summarizing various aspects of the state of the art)

  18. Week 14: Mental causation 1 item
    (May 10th)
    1. The Many Problems of Mental Causation (Excerpt) - Jaegwon Kim

      Chapter  In David J. Chalmers (ed.) Philosophy of Mind: classical and contemporary readings, Oxford University Press.

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