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IPS Philosophy Reading List

Parmenides, On Nature

Plato, Republic, Apology, Crito, Phaedo, Symposium, Theaetetus

Aristotle, Categories, Posterior Analytics I.1-6, 18, 34-5; II.1-2, 8-11, 19, Physics I-III.3, On the Soul, Metaphysics I-IX, XII, Nicomachean Ethics

Epictetus, Discourses I-II

Plotinus, Enneads (selection by A.H. Armstrong, 1953)

Augustine, Confessions, City of God VIII and XIX

Pseudo-Dionysius, Mystical Theology, The Divine Names

Anslem, Monologion, Proslogion

Avicenna, The Metaphysics of "The Healing" (trans. M. Marmura) I.1-7, V, VIII.3-7

Averroes, The Incoherence of the Incoherence (trans. S. Van Den Bergh) 4th, 5th and 13th Discussions

Maimonides, Guide of the Perplexed Introduction to First Part, I.50-II.31, III.8-24

Bonaventure, The Itinerary of the Mind into God, The Reduction of the Arts to Theology

Aquinas, Summa Theologiae I.1-13, 75-89, I-II.1-5, 90-97, De ente et essentia

Duns Scotus, Ordinatio I, dist. 2, qu. 1: I, dist.3, qu. 1; II, dist.3, part 1, qu. 1-6

William of Ockham, Ordinatio I, dist. 2, qu. 4-8, Questions on the Physics I, qu. 132-36, Quodlibet I, qu. 1

Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy, Discourse on Method

Leibniz, Discourse on Metaphysics, Monadology

Locke, An Essay concerning Human Understanding Intro.; Bk. 1, ch. 1; Bk. 2, ch. 1-13, 19-27, 31-33, Bk. 3, ch. 1-3; Bk. 4, ch. 1-4, 9-11, 18-19

Hume, An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding, Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

Rousseau, First Discourse: Discourse on the Sciences and the Arts

Kant, Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals, Critique of Pure Reason

Hegel, "Philosophy of Spirit" Part 3 of the Encyclopedia of Philosophic Sciences

Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling, Concluding Unscientific Postscript

Mill, Utilitarianism, On Liberty, The Subjection of Women

Nietzsche, Genealogy of Morals, Thus Spake Zarathustra

Bergson, An Introduction to Metaphysics

Husserl, Ideas I, sec. 2: "The Fundamental Phemomenological Outlook," "Philosophy and the Crisis of European Humanity" (Vienna Lecture, in the appendix to Crisis of European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology)

Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, Philosophical Investigations

Heidegger, Being and Time, "What is Metaphysics?" "The End of Philosophy and the Task of Thinking"

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