Philosophy (BA)

- Single Honours Philosophy
- Joint Honours Philosophy

During Induction week, make sure you follow your course induction schedule below, this must take priority over any other events. Most of these induction events will be on campus but there may be additional online events that you will need to attend or watch.

Next steps

Induction schedule

Please read the live version of your schedule below and make sure to check back here for any updates.

Saturday 17 September

Time Event details Location
On Demand

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Induction Handbook 2022-23 

Everything you need to know for Induction Week and beyond in one place.

Available from Welcome Weekend

Handbook

Tuesday 20 September

Time Event details Location
10:00am - 11:00am

Induction

Welcome and Induction, for all Philosophy Undergraduate Students with Student Support Coordinator, Sarah Woodward

B.138 / B.139, B Block, Harcourt Hill Campus

11:00am - 11:30am

Subject breakouts

F.114, F Block, Harcourt Hill Campus

11:30am - 1:00pm

Campus tour & refreshments 

Glasgow Room, B Block, Harcourt Hill Campus

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Meet and Greet

An informal meeting to get to know the academics for your course with some current students

Refreshments will be available

B.G.26, B Block, Harcourt Hill Campus

Thursday 22 September

Time Event details Location
10:00am - 11:00am

Philosophy subject meeting 

Compulsory meeting for all undergraduate Philosophy students with information about your course, modules, etc.with Subject Coordinator, Dan O’Brien

There are 2 meetings and you can choose which one you attend.

For joint honours students you need to go to meetings for both of your subjects;  you can choose which one you go to first.

G.217, Gibbs building , Headington Campus

11:00am - 12:00pm

Philosophy subject meeting 

Compulsory meeting for all undergraduate Philosophy students with information about your course, modules, etc.with Subject Coordinator, Dan O’Brien

There are 2 meetings and you can choose which one you attend.

For joint honours students you need to go to meetings for both of your subjects;  you can choose which one you go to first.

G.217, Gibbs building , Headington Campus

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Module Registration Helpdesk

Drop in if you need help adding on your optional modules for semester 2

G.110, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Meet Your Academic Adviser

Drop in to your Academic Adviser’s office for a quick chat anytime during these hours.

Your Academic Adviser will be an academic from your subject. For Joint Honours students, it will be someone from one of your subjects. Check your student information to see who your Academic Adviser is.

Please note that some Academic Advisers have arranged different times. Please check further down this page to see if this applies to your Academic Adviser.

To find out who your AA is, go to your student Information and to your student profile to find their name and contact details.

Friday 23 September

Time Event details Location
10:00am - 5:00pm

General Drop in Help Desk

Speak to one of the Student Support Coordinators with any issues or questions you might still have now that induction week is ending.

G.110, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

Key contacts

Job title Name Contact details

Student Support Coordinator

Sarah Woodward

swoodward@brookes.ac.uk

Subject Coordinator

Daniel O’Brien

dobrien@brookes.ac.uk

Programme Lead 

Alice Gerlach

agerlach@brookes.ac.uk

Programme Administrator

Debra Bates

dbates@brookes.ac.uk

Academic Liaison Librarian

Ashley Cushman

acushman@brookes.ac.uk

Academic Adviser meetings

If your AA has a different date or time for their meeting with you it will be listed here. Check your student information to see who your AA is and then check here to see if you have a different time. They will also email you to remind you.

Reading lists

This is an indicative reading list of the core books used for your course's compulsory modules. There is no expectation for you to purchase any of the books, they are all available in the university library.

Once you have chosen your optional modules, you will be able to contact the module leaders to request their reading lists.

For Joint Honours students, you will find your reading lists for your other subject on their new students web page.

 

Philosophy Single Honours 

Semester 1 Modules

Recommended Core Text

PHIL4001

Introduction to Philosophy

N. Rescher, (2010) Philosophical inquiries an introduction to problems of philosophy: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press.

PHIL4004 

Reason and Argument.

T. Williamson, (2018)  Doing philosophy: from common curiosity to logical reasoning. Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press 

PHIL4005 

God, Religion and Philosophy

Clack, B. and Clack, B. R. (2019) The philosophy of religion : a critical introduction. Third edn. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press.

PHIL4007 Human Nature

Haidt, J. (2013) The righteous mind : why good people are divided by politics and religion. London: Penguin.

Semester 2 Modules

Recommended Core Text

PHIL4002 

Ethics

Driver, Julia, (2006)  Ethics : The Fundamentals, John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated 

PHIL4003 

Theory of Knowledge

D. O'Brien, (2016), Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge, 2nd edition, Cambridge: Polity.

 

Philosophy Joint Honours 

Semester 1 Modules 

Recommended Core Text

PHIL4001

Introduction to Philosophy

N. Rescher, (2010) Philosophical inquiries an introduction to problems of philosophy: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press.

PHIL4004 

Reason and Argument.

T. Williamson, (2018)  Doing philosophy: from common curiosity to logical reasoning. Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press 

Semester 2 Module

Recommended Core Text

PHIL4003 

Theory of Knowledge

D. O'Brien, (2016), Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge, 2nd edition, Cambridge: Polity.