Common Readings

You need to purchase:

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

    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 receipts in the event you need to return any book(s).

    Common Readings and Film (Unit A) 

    • Neil Browne’s Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking (Chs. 1-7)
    • Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave”
    • W.K. Clifford's “The Ethics of Belief
    • New York Times (newspapers are delivered to the Honors College every weekday)

    Common Readings (Unit B)

    • M. Neil Browne and Stuart M. Keeley, eds., Asking the Right Questions (Chapters 8-to end)
    • James Rachels' essay “The Challenge of Cultural Relativism
    • New York Times (newspapers are delivered to the Honors College every weekday)