This course is discontinued

Syllabus/achievement requirements

The syllabus is available in the following two compendiums for sale at Akademika bookshop:

History of Philosophy and Science. A Selection of Basic Texts for Examen Philosophicum in English, 2015. UniPub AS.

Ethics. Basic texts for Examen Philosophicum in English , 2015. UniPub AS.

PART 1 History of Philosophy and Science

A Selection of Basic Texts for Ex.Phil. in English, 2015

 

  • Plato:  The Meno
  • Plato: The Republic (From Book V)
  • Aristotle: Metaphysics (From Book A, ch 1 and 2)
  • Aristotle: Nichomachean Ethics (Book 1, ch 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8)
  • Aristotle: On the Soul (From Book II)
  • Aristotle: Politics (From Part XII and XIII)
  • Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy (Meditations 1 and 2)
  • Descartes: Discourse on Method (Short extract from part 5)
  • Hume: A Treatise of Human Nature (”An Abstract of a Treatise of Human Nature”)
  • Hume: A Treatise of Human Nature (From Book III, Of Morals)
  • Hume: A Treatise of Human Nature (”Of Chastity and Modesty”)
  • Kant: Critique of Pure Reason (From ”Preface to Second Edition”)
  • Kant: Critique of Pure Reason (From ”Introduction to the Second Edition”)
  • Kant: Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals (First Section)
  • Kant: Anthropology (”The Character of the Sexes”)
  • De Beauvoir: The Second Sex (Introduction)
  • Mayr: What Makes Biology Unique? (Chapter 2)
  • Heisenberg: The Physicist’s Conception of Nature (”Atomic Physics and Causal Law”)

 

PART 2 Ethics

Basic Texts for Examen Philosophicum in English, 2015

  • Feldman, Fred: Relativism
  • Smart, JJC: Outline of a System of Utilitarian Ethics
  • Fried, Charles: Right and Wrong
  • Hursthouse, Rosalind: Virtue Theory and Abortion
  • Friedman, Marilyn: Feminism in Ethics
  • Singer: Taking Life. The Embryo and the Fetus
  • Singer: All Animals are Equal
  • Singer: The Environment

 

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