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Faculty of Philosophy


Philosophy Library Shelves


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

To access scans of book chapters and extracts you will need to log into Moodle using your Raven login and click on the Reading List link from there.  PDFs of reading lists are also available to download from each Moodle course.

Instructions for creating a printable reading list are included in the RLO LibGuide. Scroll down to 'Exporting a reading list to a bibliography'. You can export the whole list or just the particular section you need.  

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

There are no compulsory papers at Part II of the Philosophy Tripos.


Paper 1   Metaphysics 2021-22 [updated 29 September 2021]

Paper 2   Philosophy of Mind 2021-22 [updated 29 September 2021]

Paper 3   Ethics 2021-22 [updated 29 September 2021]

Paper 4   European Philosophy from Kant 2021-22 [updated 22 November 2021]

Paper 5   Philosophy in the Long Middle Ages 2021-22 [updated 29 September 2021]

Paper 6   Philosophy of Science 2021-22 [updated 2 February 2022]

Paper 7   Mathematical Logic 2021-22 [updated 29 September 2021]

Paper 8   Philosophical Logic 2021-22 [updated 29 September 2021]

Paper 9   Wittgenstein and His Successors 2021-22 [updated 29 September 2021]

Paper 10 Political Philosophy 2021-22 [updated 29 September 2021]

Paper 11 Aesthetics 2021-22 [updated 29 September 2021]

Paper 14 Plato (borrowed from the Classics Tripos)

Paper 15 Aristotle's world from turtles to tragedies (borrowed from the Classics Tripos)

Paper 16 Philosophy, Politics and the Polis (borrowed from the Classics Tripos)