42 Week Course - 42 Assignments

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Modules: Philosophy and Religion; The Polity; Knowledge and Science

Our weekly assignments invite students to explore essays, book chapters, news features, lectures, podcasts, videos and websites. Each assignment requires students to engage for approximately an hour, they vary in length depending on their difficulty. Lengthy book chapters allow for students to get deep into the text whilst short videos present more challenging material whilst leaving more time for thinking.


About the Course

This reading list is aimed at novices and those with some background in philosophy. Even if you are studying Philosophy at A level, you are likely to have only covered a small segment of the field.

The readings here will provide a broader overview. I hope that they will help you discover the areas of the subject you are most interested in and inspire you to engage with them further on your own. I have also selected the readings with an eye to showcasing the relevance of philosophy to everyday life and current affairs. Philosophy has an unearned reputation for being detached or outright irrelevant.

On the contrary, you will be introduced to ideas that are crucial to thinking about and perhaps beginning to answer the problems of an increasingly globalised and interconnected world. The reading list begins with some introductory texts, after which it moves on to cover two broad areas in philosophy: theory of the state and knowledge and science. Within these subsections, you will encounter a wide range of topics, form how we can tell what counts as art to global health.

"I have selected these readings with an eye to showcasing the relevance of philosophy to everyday life and current affairs. Philosophy has an unearned reputation for being detached or outright irrelevant. On the contrary, you will be introduced to ideas that are crucial to thinking about and perhaps beginning to answer the problems of an increasingly globalised and interconnected world."

- Krisztina Csortea



Meet the Course Designer

The Philosophy reading course is curated by Krisztina Csortea. As an undergraduate, Krisztina studied PPE at Oxford University. She is book reviews editor, international affairs, at Chatham House, and a research student at Kings College London.