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  1. Early Modern Philosophy: Descartes - René Descartes, Jonathan Bennett 2017

    Webpage Required Read Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy

  2. Being and nothingness: an essay on phenomenological ontology - Jean-Paul Sartre, Hazel Estella Barnes 1957

    Book Required Read pp.392-404: Existentialism and the philosophical tradition. High Use copy held in Central Library. Copyright Act prevents online access

  3. The second sex - Simone de Beauvoir 1972

    Book Required Read pages 652-679: The woman in love. High Use copy held in Central Library. Copyright Act prevents online access

  4. The philosophical writings of Descartes: Volume 1 - René Descartes, John Cottingham, Robert Stoothoff, Dugald Murdoch 1985

    Book Recommended

  5. The Philosophical writings of Descartes - Rene Descartes, John Cottingham, Robert Stoothoff, Dugald Murdoch 1984-1991

    Book Recommended Vol.2-3

  6. The Cambridge companion to Descartes' Meditations - David Cunning 2014 (electronic resource)

    Book Recommended Read Chapter 2: Descartes and Scholasticism: The intellectual background to Descartes' thought, pp.58-90 and Chapter 1: The methodology of the meditations: Tradition and innovation pp.23-47

  7. A companion to Descartes - Janet Broughton, John Peter Carriero 2008 (electronic resource)

    Book Recommended Read Chapter 30: Our debt to Descartes

  8. Descartes's method of doubt - Janet Broughton ©2002 (electronic resource)

    Book Recommended

  9. The Cambridge companion to Descartes' Meditations - David Cunning 2014 (electronic resource)

    Book Recommended Read chapters 4: The Second Mediation and the Nature of the Human Mind; and, 5: The Second Meditation: Unimaginable Bodies and Insensible Minds

  10. Epistemology: classic problems and contemporary responses - Laurence BonJour 2010 (electronic resource)

    Book Recommended Read Chapter 4: The problem of Induction

  11. Common sense, science and scepticism: a historical introduction to the theory of knowledge - Alan Musgrave 1993

    Book Recommended Especially recommended, chapters 8: Hume: idea-ism becomes irrationalism; and, 9: Countering Hume on induction. High Use copy held in Social Sciences and Humanities Library. Copyright Act prevents online access

  12. The Mind-Body Problem - Jonathan Westphal 2016 (electronic resource)

    Book Recommended

  13. Persons and personal identity - Amy Kind 2015 (electronic resource)

    Book Recommended

  14. Reasons and persons - Derek Parfit, Oxford University Press 1986 (electronic resource)

    Book Recommended

  15. Hume on the Self - Alan Schwerin 2012-4

    Article Recommended

  16. The ethics of ambiguity - Simone de Beauvoir 1962

    Book Recommended

  17. The Look as Bad Faith - Debra B Bergoffen Fall 1992

    Article Recommended

  18. The Look as Bad Faith - Debra B Bergoffen Fall 1992

    Article Recommended

  19. Descartes - Margaret Dauler Wilson 2005

    Book Recommended

  20. Week 2: Skepticism: Descartes – Meditation I 1 item
    1. Early Modern Philosophy: Descartes - René Descartes, Jonathan Bennett 2017

      Webpage Required Read pages 1-3 : First Meditation

  21. Week 3: Self-Knowledge: Descartes – Meditation II 1 item
    1. Early Modern Philosophy: Descartes - René Descartes, Jonathan Bennett 2017

      Webpage Required Read Pages 3-8: Second Meditation

  22. Week 4: Knowledge of the External World: Descartes – Mediation VI 1 item
    1. Early Modern Philosophy: Descartes - René Descartes, Jonathan Bennett 2017

      Webpage Required Read Pages 28-35: Sixth Meditation

  23. Week 5: Empiricism and the Problem of Induction: Hume – “Of the Inference” 1 item
    1. David Hume: A treatise of human nature - David Hume, L. A. Selby-Bigge, P. H. Nidditch 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book Required Read book I, part III, Section VI: Of the inference from the impression to the idea; and, book I, part IV, Section VI: Of personal identity

  24. Week 6: Mind-Body Problem: Descartes – Mediation VI & Correspondence 2 items
    1. The Correspondence between Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and René Descartes - Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia, Lisa Shapiro, René Descartes 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Required Read pages 61-73: The Correspondence

  25. Week 7: Personal Identity: Descartes, Locke, Hume – “Of Identity & Diversity”, “Of Personal Identity” 2 items
    1. An essay concerning human understanding - John Locke 1850

      Document Required Read book II, chapter XXVII: Of Identity and Diversity

    2. David Hume: A treatise of human nature - David Hume, L. A. Selby-Bigge, P. H. Nidditch 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book Required Read book I, part III, Section VI: Of the inference from the impression to the idea; and, book I, part IV, Section VI: Of personal identity

  26. Week 8: Existentialism I: The Look/Gaze 4 items
    1. Pages 252-302: The Look - Jean-Paul Sartre 1957

      Chapter Required

    2. Pages 190-206: Sartre on Sex - L. Nathan Oaklander 1980

      Chapter Recommended

    3. Pages 159-168: IV. The Look - Joseph S. Catalano 1985

      Chapter Recommended

  27. Week 9: Existentialism II: Sexual Bodies 6 items
    1. Being and nothingness: an essay on phenomenological ontology - Jean-Paul Sartre, Hazel Estella Barnes 1957

      Book Required Pages 361-379: Concrete Relations with others and Pages 404-417: Existentialism and the Philosophical tradition. High Use copy held in Central Library. Copyright Act prevents online access

    2. Generosity: Between Love and Desire - Rosalyn Diprose 02/1998

      Article Recommended

  28. Week 10: Existential Phenomenology I: The Racialized Gaze 4 items
    1. Black skin, white masks - Frantz Fannon, Richard Philcox (Translated from the French 2008

      Book Required Read Chapter 5: The lived experience of the black (L'experience vevue du noir)

  29. Week 11: Existential Phenomenology II: Woman as Other – The Male Gaze 7 items
    1. Pages 13-29: Introduction - Simone de Beauvoir, H M Parshley (Translated) 1972

      Chapter Required

    2. Simone de Beauvoir, philosophy & and feminism - Nancy Bauer, ProQuest (Firm) c2001 (electronic resource)

      Book Required Read Pages 1-18: Introduction: Recounting woman

    3. Simone de Beauvoir, philosophy & and feminism - Nancy Bauer c2001 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read Chapter 2: I am woman, therefore I think: The Second Sex and the Meditations

    4. Chapter 14: Sexual initiation - Simone de Beauvoir 1993

      Chapter Recommended

    5. Feminism and philosophy: perspectives on difference and equality - Moira Gatens 1991

      Book Recommended Read Chapter 3: Woman as the other. High Use copy held in Central Library. Copyright Act prevents online access

    6. Simone de Beauvoir and Existentialism - Michele Le Doeuff 22/1980

      Article Recommended

  30. Week 12: Phenomenology I: The Touch 5 items
    1. Merleau-Ponty's philosophy - Lawrence Hass c2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Required Read Chapter 3: Singing the living body electric

    2. Racist habits - Helen Ngo 11/2016

      Article Recommended

    3. Merleau-Ponty: key concepts - Rosalyn Diprose, Jack Reynolds 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read pages 111-120: Body

  31. Week 13: Phenomenology II: Erotic Perception 7 items
    1. Merleau-Ponty on Sexuality - Joshep J. Kockelmans 1965

      Article Required

    2. Merleau-Ponty's philosophy - Lawrence Hass c2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read pp.100-112: Elemental Alterity: Self and others also pp.124-134: Later developments

    3. Chapter 12: Sex and Existence - Adrian Van Kaam 1967

      Chapter Recommended

    4. Chiasms: Merleau-Ponty's notion of flesh - Fred Evans, Leonard Lawlor c2000 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read Chapter 13: Wild Meaning: Luce Irigaray’s Reading of Merleau-Ponty

  32. Past Central Exam Papers 1 item
    1. Past Central Exam Papers

      Webpage  Follow the link and search for past exam papers by course code.