Reading Suggestions

Progressing to postgraduate study? We've put together a list of reading suggestions to help you get a head start on your studies before you arrive in Sheffield.

reading in weston park
MA Philosophy 
1. The Problems of Philosophy Bertrand Russell

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1912 / 1997

2. An Unconventional History of Western Philosophy: Conversations between Men and Women Philosophers Karen Warren Rowan and Littlefield, 2009
3. The Philosopher Queens: The Lives  and Legacies of  Philosophy's Unsung women Rebecca Buxton and Lisa Whiting

Unbound Publishing, 2020

4. UnMuted: Conversations on Prejudice, Oppression, and Social Justice

Myisha Cherry

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019

5. Barry Lam's Hi-Phi nation podcast Link here   
MA Cognitive Studies 
1. Mind as Machine: A History of Cognitive Science Margaret Boden Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006
2. The Philosophy of Psychology George Botterill, Peter Carruthers Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999
3. Mindware: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Cognitive Science Andy Clark  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001
4. The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Science Keith Frankish, William Ramsay Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012
5. The Computer and the Mind: An Introduction to Cognitive Science Phillip N. Johnson-Laird Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1993
6. The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Cognitive Science Eric Margolis, Richard Samuels and Stephen P. Stich Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012
7. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Psychology Daniel Weiskopf Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015
MA Political Theory 
1. Social and Political Philosophy: A Contemporary Introduction John Christman Taylor & Francis, 2002
2. Political Philosophy Jean Hampton Oxford: Westview, 1996
3. Contemporary Political Philosophy: An Introduction Will Kymlicka Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002
4. Issues in Political Theory Catriona McKinnon Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008
5. Political Philosophy: A Beginner’s Guide for Students and Politicians Adam Swift Oxford: Polity, 2001
6. An Introduction to Political Philosophy Jonathan Wolff Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006

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