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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.


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

Paper 1   DRAFT Metaphysics 2023-24

Paper 2   DRAFT Philosophy of Mind 2023-24

Paper 3   DRAFT Ethics 2023-24

Paper 4   DRAFT European Philosophy from Kant 2023-24

Paper 5   DRAFT Philosophy in the Long Middle Ages 2023-24

Paper 6   DRAFT Philosophy of Science 2023-24

Paper 7   DRAFT Mathematical Logic 2023-24

Paper 8   DRAFT Philosophical Logic 2023-24

Paper 9   DRAFT Wittgenstein and His Successors 2023-24

Paper 10 DRAFT Political Philosophy 2023-24

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)