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Faculty of Philosophy


Philosophy Library Shelves

The Faculty reading lists are available from the Reading List Online (RLO) platform using the links below. See the RLO LibGuide for more information. 

They are also available from each Moodle course page (Raven login required) where you will also find shorter sublists for the key topics covered.

Word and PDF versions of reading lists are also available to download from the main Faculty Reading Lists page (Raven login required). 

If you have any difficulties finding or accessing the readings you need or navigating your reading lists please email and we'll do our very best to help. 

Reading lists for 2023-24 are currently being reviewed and updated.  After 4 July, links to Reading Lists Online may point to draft lists for the new academic year that are currently under construction.  Links to final Word and PDF versions of the reading lists for the new academic year will be updated before the start of Michaelmas Term.


Paper 1 Knowledge, Languate and World is the only compulsory paper for Philosophy Tripos students at Part IB.

Paper 1  DRAFT Knowledge, Language and World 2023-24 (Compulsory) 

Paper 2  DRAFT History of Analytic Philosophy 2023-24

Paper 3  DRAFT Ethics 2023-24

Paper 4  Greek and Roman Philosophy (borrowed from the Classics Tripos)

Paper 5  DRAFT Early Modern Philosophy 2023-24

Paper 6  Epistemology and Metaphysics of Science (borrowed from the Natural Sciences Tripos)

Paper 7  DRAFT Political Philosophy 2023-24

Paper 8  Experimental Psychology (borrowed from the Natural Sciences Tripos)

Paper 9  DRAFT Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art 2023-24