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Philosophy Tripos, 1999: Prescribed texts and subjects

The Faculty Board of Philosophy have prescribed the following texts and subjects for the Philosophy Tripos, 1999:


Paper 4. Set texts

Plato, Meno; Hume, Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion; J. S. Mill, On Liberty.


Paper 5. Set texts

Section A Plato, The Republic, Books II-IX. Section B Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics. Section C Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling. Nietzsche, The Genealogy of Morality.


Paper 2. Ethics

Kant, Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals.

Paper 3. History of Modern Philosophy I

Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy; Spinoza, Ethics; Leibniz, Discourse on Metaphysics and Monadology; Locke, Essay concerning Human Understanding; Berkeley, Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous and The Principles of Human Knowledge; Hume, Treatise of Human Nature.

Paper 4. History of Modern Philosophy II

Kant, The Critique of Pure Reason to the end of the Transcendental Dialectic (A704, B732); Hegel, The Phenomenology of Spirit (transl. by A. V. Miller, Clarendon), Introduction, Consciousness, Self-consciousness (paragraphs 73-230); Hegel's Logic: being part of the Encyclopaedia of the Philosophical Sciences (transl. by W. Wallace), paragraphs 1-111; Introduction to Lectures on the Philosophy of History, as far as (but not including) The Geographical Basis of World History; Nietzsche, The Genealogy of Morality, The Gay Science, The Birth of Tragedy, Beyond Good and Evil; Heidegger, Being and Time.

Paper 5. History of Ancient Philosophy

Plato, Phaedo; Aristotle, Physics II; Lucretius, On the Nature of Things, III 417-1094 and Epicurean texts as found in A. A. Long and D. N. Sedley eds. The Hellenistic Philosophers, vol. I, Cambridge University Press 1987, sections 13, 14 and 24.

Paper 9. Special subject

Feminist Philosophy

Paper 11. Aesthetics

Kant, Critique of Judgement (First Introduction and Analytic of the Beautiful). Hegel, Aesthetics (Introduction); Aesthetics and Politics (New Left books 1977, edited anonymously).
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Cambridge University Reporter, 28 May 1998
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