Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading for Philosophy Majors

Plato: Apology; Crito; Euthyphro; Symposium; Republic
Aristotle: Metaphysics; Nicomachean Ethics
Augustine: Confessions
Aquinas: Summa Theologica
Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy
Hume: Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
Mill: Utilitarianism
Kant: Critique of Pure Reason; Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals
Nietzsche: Thus Spoke Zarathustra; The Gay Science
Kierkegaard: Fear and Trembling
Heidegger: Being & Time
Sartre: Existentialism is a Humanism
De Beauvoir: The Second Sex
Wittgenstein: Tractatus Logico Philosophicus
Russell: The Problems of Philosophy

Recommended Reading for Religious Studies Majors

Daniel Pals: Eight Theories of Religion
Carl Olson: Religious Studies: The Key Concepts
Peter Berger: The Sacred Canopy: Elements of a Sociological Theory of Religion
Clifford Geertz: Religion as a Cultural System
William James: Varieties of Religious Experience
Rudolf Otto: The Idea of the Holy
Max Weber: Protestantism and the Spirit of Capitalism
Mircea Eliade: The Sacred and the Profane
Sigmund Freud: Totem and Taboo
Huston Smith: The World’s Religions
Carl Jung: Man and His Symbols
Agha-Jaffar: Women and Goddesses in Myth and Sacred Text

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