Reading suggestions

We've put together a list of reading suggestions to help get you thinking about philosophy before you arrive in Sheffield.

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We don't require our students to have read any philosophy before they start their studies with us, but we know that many of you might like to do some reading before you arrive to help you feel prepared. Reading will also help you get a feel for which areas of philosophy most interest you. 

Whether you've already applied to study a philosophy degree at Sheffield, or you're thinking about doing so, these reading lists will get you started in thinking about and studying philosophy. 

Philosophy reading suggestions

Philosophy, Religion and Ethics reading suggestions

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