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Natural Sciences Tripos, Part II, History and Philosophy of Science, 2001-02: Prescribed sources

The Board of History and Philosophy of Science give notice that the prescribed sources for the essay component of the Natural Sciences Tripos, Part II, in History and Philosophy of Science, 2001-02, are as follows:

1. Euclid, Elements of Geometry, Book 1.
2. Sigmund Freud, The question of lay analysis.
3. Gandhi and Mrs Sanger Debate Birth Control, Asia Magazine (November 1936).
4. David Hume, 'Of Miracles' in Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (1748).
5. The miraculous revival of Anne Green, as described in two pamphlets from 1651.
6. Alan Turing, 'Computing Machinery and Intelligence', Mind, 59 (1950), 433-60.
7. 'Optics' in the Philosophical Magazine (1833).
8. Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species (1859 edition).
9. Claudius Ptolemy, The Almagest, Book 1, chapters 1-9.

Candidates are required to write two essays, each on a source chosen from the list of prescribed sources, and each of not more than 3,000 words in length (including footnotes, but excluding bibliography), prepared on the basis of attending Primary Sources seminars, which will run in the Michaelmas Term 2001.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 13 June 2001
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