Books and Readings

Books You Need To Purchase

  • Neil Browne’s Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking. Ninth edition

Recommended:

  • The Little Brown Handbook 

Another book(s) will be necessary for discipline-specific choices. Your unit instructors will advise you of the book(s) needed for specific units. Wait until you have met with or received a syllabus from your unit professors to buy such book(s); also, save your re-ceipts in the event you need to return any book(s).

You will also need to reserve some funds for attendance of fine arts events. This is part of the course too.

Common Readings and Film (Unit A):

  1. Neil Browne’s Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking (Chs. 1-7)
  2. Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” (pdf)
  3. W.K. Clifford's "The Ethics of Belief" 
  4. New York Times 

Common Readings (Unit B):

  1. M. Neil Browne & Stuart M. Keeley, eds., Asking the Right Questions (Chapters 8-to end)
  2. James Rachels' essay "The Challenge of Cultural Relativism" 
  3. New York Times