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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3158: Law and Philosophy

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

We will discuss in seminar which resources are likely to be relevant to which topics have been chosen. But the following reading can be useful:


Blackburn, Ethics (OUP: 2003) (an introduction to ethics)

Singer, Practical Ethics, 3rd edn (CUP: 2011) (ethical theory applied to a number of topics)

Fearn, Zeno and the Tortoise (Grove Press: 2002) (entertaining first introduction to philosophy)


We will not be restricted to Western philosophy – but that tradition does loom large. Good overviews include:


Russell, A History of Western Philosophy (Routledge: 2004)

Cottingham (ed), Western Philosophy: An Anthology (Blackwell: 1996)