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Module Reading List

Visions of Humanity: Philosophical, Religious and Scientific Perspectives, 2019/20, Semester 1, 2
Professor Mark Wynn
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Many items are already available electronically via the module Handbook. I would like to add the following.

These items will be core readings, and should be available electronically if at all possible.

The module is running this semester and next. I have highlighted items which are relatively urgent, with an **.

Do please let me know of any difficulties. Thank you.

[1] Hans Reinders, ‘Human Dignity in the Absence of Agency’ in R. Kendall Soulen & Linda Woodhead, eds, God and Human Dignity, 121-142 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva . [This book is in the library]

[2] Brian Brock, 'Augustine's Hierarchies of Human Wholeness and their Healing' in Brock & Swinton, eds, Disability in the Christian tradition : a reader ISBN: 9780802866028 £29.99 (pbk.); 0802866026 £29.99 (pbk.), pp. 65-100 (with primary material extracted at the end - so it's not actually all that long). [I have ordered a copy of this text for the library] Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

[3] Jonathan Marks, Tales of the ex-apes : how we think about human evolution ISBN: 9780520285828 (pbk.) : £19.95; 0520285824 (pbk.) : £19.95; 9780520285811 (hbk.) : £44.95; 0520285816 (hbk.) : £44.95; 9780520961197 (electronic) : No price; 0520961196 (electronic) : No price (Oakland: University of California Press, 2015), 41-52. [I have ordered this book for library]

** [4] Douglas J. Davies, A brief history of death ISBN: 1405101830 (pbk. : alk. paper); 1405101822 ISBN: 1405101830 (pbk. : alk. paper); 1405101822 (Oxford: Blackwell, 2005), pp. 150-173. (Chapter 8, ‘Purposeful and Useless Death’) [I have ordered a copy of the book for the library]

** [5] Elie Wiesel, Night ISBN: 0140060286 (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1981), Book 4. [The library has a copy of this book]

[6] Steven Pinker, The better angels of our nature : the decline of violence in history and its causes ISBN: 9781846140938 (hbk.) : £30.00; 1846140935 (hbk.) : £30.00 (London: Allen Lane, 2011), pp. 824-41. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  [The library has a copy.]

[7] Frans De Waal, Primates and philosophers : how morality evolved ISBN: 0691124477 (hardcover : alk. paper); 9780691124476 (hardcover : alk. paper), ed. Stephen Macedo and Josiah Ober (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006), pp. 7-17. (The library has a copy of this book.)

This list was last updated on 18/09/2017