Reading list for Oxford Brookes Philosophy 09

I figured this was as good a place as any for me to post random crap about my first year of Philosophy at Brookes.
There are four modules in each semester of the first year, two core philosophy and two which can be anything you like.
I went with the basic setup of Philosophy, Religion and Politics, though I dare say I’ll switch Politics to Psychology at some point as it’s boring the tits off me so far.

My reading list for the semester is as follows:

U23101 Democracy, the Individual and Society

Ben Rosamond: Politics : an Introduction, 2nd Edition, Routledge, 2002

U73103 Academic Literacy

Blackburn, Simon (1996) The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Bowell, T. and Kemp, K. (2006) Critical Thinking 2nd Edition. London: Routledge.
Greetham, B. (2006) Philosophy. Basingstoke: Palgrave
Guttenplan, S., Hornsby, J. and Janaway, C. (2003) Reading Philosophy: Selected Texts with a Method for Beginners. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.
LePore, E. (2003) Meaning and Argument: An Introduction to Logic Through Language. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.
Sample, R.J., Mills, C.W. and Sterba, J.P. (eds) (2004) Philosophy: The Big Questions. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

U73100 Introduction to Philosophy

Core Text:

Greetham, Bryan, (2006), Philosophy, Houndsmill: Palgrave MacMillan.

Recommended Reading:

Blackburn, Simon. (1999) Think. Oxford: OUP.
Flew, Anthony. (1989), An Introduction to Western Philosophy. London:
Thames and Hudson.
Grayling, A.C. (1995), Philosophy: A Guide Through the Subject, Oxford: OUP.
Harrison-Barbet, Anthony. (2001), Mastering Philosophy. 2nd Ed. Houndsmill: Palgrave.
Hospers, J. (1990), An Introduction to Philosophical Analysis. London: Roultedge.
Morton, Adam. (1996), Philosophy in Practice. London: Blackwell.
Nagel, Thomas. (1987), What Does it All Mean? Oxford: OUP.
O’Hear, Anthony. (1985), What Philosophy Is. Harmondsworth: Penguin.
Popkin and Stroll. (1979), Introduction to Philosophy. New York: Holt, Rinehart And Winston.
Questions that Matter: An Invitation to Philosophy. (1998), Ed. Miller, Boston, Mass: McGraw Hill.
Rachels, James. (2005), Problems from Philosophy. New York: McGraw Hill.
Russell, Bertrand. (1989), The Problems of Philosophy. Oxford: OUP.
Warburton, Nigel. (1995), Philosophy: The Basics. 2nd Ed. London: Routledge.
Westphal, Jonathan. (1998), Philosophical Propositions: An Introduction to the Main Questions. London: Routledge.
White, James. (1980), Introduction to Philosophy. St. Paul, Minn: West

U73602 Introduction to Religions, Culture and Ethics

Core texts:

Burke, T.P., (2004), The Major Religions: An Introduction With Texts (Second Edition), Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.
Corrywright, D., and Morgan, P., (2006), Get Set For Religious Studies, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

General and Specialist Reading

Ahmed, A. and H. Donnan, ed. (1994), Islam, Globalization and Postmodernity, London: Routledge.
Asad, T., (1993), Genealogies of Religion: Discipline and Reasons of Power in Christianity and Islam, The Johns Hopkins University Press.
Batchelor, S. (1994), The Awakening of the West, London: Parallax Press.
Bowker, J. (1983), Worlds of Faith: Religious Belief and Practice in Britain Today, London: Ariel Books.
Bowker, J., (1995), Voices of Islam, Oxford: One WorldBrown, C. (2001), The Death of Christian Britain, London: Routledge.
Brown, D., Davaney, S.G., Tanner, K., (eds.), Converging on Culture: Theologians in Dialogue with Cultural Analysis and Criticism, Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press.
Bruce, S. (1995), Religion in Modern Britain, Oxford: OUP.
Cohn-Sherbok, D. (1993), The Jewish Faith, London: SPCK
Cohn-Sherbok, D. (1999), Judaism, London: Routledge
Corrywright, D., and Morgan, P., (2006), Get Set For Religious Studies, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Cupitt, D. (1994), The Sea of Faith, London: SCM
Davie, G. (1994), Religion in Britain since 1945: Believing Without Belonging, Oxford: Blackwell
Davie, G, P. Heelas and L. Woodhead (2003), Predicting Religion: Christian, Secular and Alternative Futures, Guildford: Ashgate
Dower, N., (1998), World Ethics, Edinburgh: Edinburgh Press.
Fasching, D., and Dechant, D., (2000), Comparative Religious Ethics, Oxford: Blackwell.
Giles, J., and Middleton, T, (1999), Studying Culture: A Practical Introduction, Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.
Harvey, G. (1997), Listening People, Speaking Earth: Contemporary Paganism, London: Hurst and Co.
Heelas, P. (1996), The New Age Movement, Oxford: Blackwell
Hinnells, J.R. (2000), A New Penguin Handbook of Living Religions, London: Penguin
Inglis, D, (2005), Culture and Everyday Life, London and New York: Routledge.
King, U. ed. (1995), Religion and Gender, Oxford: Blackwell
Knott, K. (1986), Hinduism in Leeds, Leeds: University of Leeds
Knott, K. (1998), Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford: OUP
Lange, N. de (2003), Judaism, Oxford: OUP
Lapidus, I.M., (2002), A History of Islamic Societies, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Lewis, P. (1994), Islamic Britain, London: I. B. Tauris
MacIntyre, A., (1967), A Short History of Ethics, Routledge.
McGoldrick, D. (2006), Human Rights and Religion: The Islamic Headscarf Debate in Europe, Oxford & Portland: Hart Publishing
McGrath, A.E., (1997), An Introduction to Christianity, Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.
Morgan, P., and Lawton, C., (1996), Ethical Issues in Six Religious Traditions, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Mumm, S., ed. (2002), Religion Today: A Reader, Milton Keynes: Open University
Neusner, J. and A. J. Avery-Peck (2000), Blackwell Companion to Judaism, Oxford: Blackwell
Nasr, S.H., (2003), Islam: Religion, History and Civilisation, San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco.
Oliver, I. (1979), Buddhism in Britain, London: Rider and Company
Parekh, B. (2000), Rethinking Multiculturalism, London: Macmillan
Parsons, G. (1993), The Growth of Religious Diversity: Volume 1, London: Routledge
Rippin, A. (1993), Muslims: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices, London: Routledge
Singer, P., (1993), Practical Ethics, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Smart, N. (1997), Dimensions of the Sacred: An Anatomy of the World’s Beliefs, London: Fontana
Sutcliffe, S. and M. Bowman, ed. (2000), Beyond the New Age: Exploring Alternative Spirituality, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press
Sutcliffe, S.J. (2003), Children of the New Age, London: Routledge
Thorne, H. (2000), Journey to Priesthood: An In-depth Study of the First Women Priests in the Church of England, Bristol: Centre for Comparative Studies in Religion and Gender
Unterman, A. (1996), Jews: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices, Brighton: Sussex Academic Press
Warren, M., (1992), Communications and Cultural Analysis: A Religious View, London: Bergin and Garvey.
Waterhouse, H. (1997), Buddhism in Bath: Adaptation and Authority, Leeds: University of Leeds
Weller, P., ed. (1997), A Multi-Faith Directory, Derby: University of Derby
Wolffe, J., ed. (1994), The Growth of Religious Diversity: Britain from 1945, London: Hodder and Stoughton


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