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Appendix A | Appendix B | Appendix C

Appendices: Related Resources


Appendix A: List of Relevant Courses

Basic Background Courses
Science, Philosophy, and Religion Surveys
Philosophical Cosmology and Philosophy of Nature Courses
Philosophy of Religion Courses
History of Philosophy Courses
Philosophy of Science Courses
History of Science Courses
Multidisciplinary Application Courses

Appendix B: Additional Resource: Reading List in the History of Philosophy

Primary Works

Appendix C: Additional Resource: Other Philosophy of Religion Material

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Abstracts, and Bibliographies
Introductory Texts and Sourcebooks
Websties, Including Texts and Discussion Groups

Appendix A: List of Relevant Courses

Basic Background Courses

  • Core Texts and Motifs of World Religious Traditions (Berthrong, Lobel, Neville, Wegter-McNelly, Wildman; taught every second year)
  • Lab Placement and Lab Placement Seminar (Wegter-McNelly, Wildman; taught as needed)
  • Science Literacy (full-year course; Wildman and various university science faculty; taught every two years)

Science, Philosophy, and Religion Surveys

  • SPR Proseminar (on S&R core literature; Wegter-McNelly, Wildman; taught every two years)
  • Religious Faith and Scientific Understanding (Wegter-McNelly, Wildman; taught infrequently)
  • R&S: Cosmology, Biology, and Self-Organization (Wegter-McNelly, Wildman; taught every two years)
  • R&S: Cognitive Science, Bioethics, and Environment (Wegter-McNelly, Wildman; taught every two years)

Philosophical Cosmology and Philosophy of Nature Courses

  • Philosophical Cosmology (Neville; taught most years in one form or another)
  • Western Philosophy in Theological Perspective (Neville, Wegter-McNelly, Wildman; taught every year)

Philosophy of Religion Courses

  • There is an enormous number of them; far too many to list

History of Philosophy Courses

  • Again, there is an enormous number of them; far too many to list

Philosophy of Science Courses

  • Philosophy of Science Survey (Bokulich; taught every year)
  • Philosophy of Science Special Topics (Bokulich, Cao; taught every year)

History of Science Courses

  • Christianity and Science, 1600-present (Roberts; taught almost every year)
  • Religion and Evolution, Religion and Psychology (Roberts; taught periodically)

Multidisciplinary Application Courses

  • Languages of Theology, Religion, and Mysticism (Wildman; taught every two years)
  • Medical Ethics (Tauber; taught now and then)
  • Multidisciplinary Approach to Religious Experience (Wildman; taught every two years)

Appendix B: Additional Resource: Reading List in the History of Philosophy

(Compiled by David Weininger, 1999)

Primary Works


Plato. Euthyphro, Laws, Meno, Parmenides, Phaedo, Republic, Sophist, Theaetetus. (In The Collected Dialogues of Plato, ed. Edith Hamilton and Huntington Cairns.

Aristotle. Metaphysics, Nichomachean Ethics, On the Heavens, On the Soul, Physics, Prior and Posterior Analytics. (In The Collected Works of Aristotle, ed. Jonathan Barnes.)


Philo of Alexandria. Works (selections).

Chuang-Tzu. The Complete Works.

Sextus Empiricus. Outline of Scepticism.


Plotinus. Enneads.

Augustine. Confessions, On the Free Choice of the Will, City of God.

Dharmakirti. Vadanyaya.

Samkara. Commentary on the Vedantasutras.

Jayanta. Nyayamanjari.

Saadia. Book of Beliefs and Opinions.

Anselm. Proslogion.

Ramanuja. Commentary on the Vedantasutras.

Al-Ghazali. The Ninety-Nine Names of God, Tahafut al-falasifa.

Maimonides. The Guide of the Perplexed.

Ibn-Rushd. Tahafut al-tahafut, On the Harmony of Philosophy and Religion.

Aquinas. Summa contra Gentiles, Summa Theologiae (selections).

Madhva. Commentary on the Vedantasutras.

Hobbes. Leviathan.

Bacon. Essays in the Advancement of Learning.

Descartes. Discourse on Method, Meditations.

Spinoza. Ethics, Tractatus Theologico-Philosophicus.

Pascal. Pensees.

Locke. Essay Concerning Human Understanding, The Reasonableness of Christianity.

Leibniz. Discourse on Metaphysics, Theodicy.

Butler. Analogy of Religion.

Berkeley. Treatise Concerning Human Knowledge, Three Dialogues.

Rousseau. Second Discourse, Emile.

Hume. Enquiries Concerning Human Understanding and Morals, Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion.

Diderot. Selected Philosophical Writings.

Clarke. Demonstration of the Being and Attributes of Cod.

Mendelssohn. Philosophical Writings.

Kant. Critique of Pure Reason, Critique of Practical Reason, Critique of Judgment, Religion Within the Limits of Reason Alone.

Herder. Against Pure Reason, Ideas on the Philosophy of the History of Mankind.

Fichte. Science of Knowledge, Critique of All Revelation.

Schelling. System of Transcendental Idealism, Of Human Freedom.

Hegel. Phenomenology of Spirit, Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion (1827 edition).

Lessing. Lessing’s Theological Writings.

Schleiermacher. On Religion.

Comte. Course in Positive Philosophy (selections).

Kierkegaard. Philosophical Fragments, Concluding Unscientific Postscript.

Feuerbach. Essence of Christianity, Principles of the Philosophy of the Future.

Mill. Utilitarianism, On Liberty.

Marx. Early Writings (selections), The German Ideology.

Schopenhauer. The World as Will and Representation, vol. 1.

Nietzsche. Beyond Good and Evil, The Genealogy of Morals, Thus Spoke Zarathustra.

James. The Will to Believe, Pragmatism, The Varieties of Religious Experience.

Bradley. Appearance and Reality.

Peirce. Philosophical Writings (selections).

McTaggart. Nature of Existence, Some Dogmas of Religion.

Husserl. Ideas Pertaining to a Pure Phenomenology and to a Phenomenological Philosophy, First Book.

Dewey. Experience and Nature.

Cohen. Religion of Reason out of the Sources of Judaism.

Whitehead. Process and Reality.

Royce. The Sources of Religious Insight, The Religious Aspect of Philosophy.

Santayana. Scepticism and Animal Faith, Interpretations of Poetry and Religion.

Rosenzweig. The Star of Redemption.

Heidegger. Being and Time.

Tillich. Writings in the Philosophy of Religion, Systematic Theology (3 vols).

Buber. I and Thou.

Wittgenstein. Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. Philosophical Investigations.

Ryle. The Concept of Mind.

Austin. How to Do Things With Words.

Ayer. Language, Truth and Logic.

Merleau-Ponty. Phenomenology of Perception.

Gadamer. Truth and Method.


Selections from the following:

Chan, Wing-Tsit, ed. Source Book in Chinese Philosophy.

Gay, Peter, ed. Deism: An Anthology.

Hyman, Arthur, and Walsh, James, eds. Philosophy in the Middle Ages.

Kirk, G.S, and Raven, J.E, eds. The Presocratic Philosophers.

Long, A.A, ed. The Hellenistic Philosophers, vol. 1.

Radhakrishnan, Sarvepalli, and Moore, Charles eds. Sourcebook in Indian Philosophy.

Appendix C: Additional Resource: Other Philosophy of Religion Material

(Compiled by David Weininger and Brad Herling, 1999)


American Journal of Theology and Philosophy

American Philosophical Quarterly


Ancient Philosophy


Asian Philosophy

Contemporary Philosophy

Critical Inquiry


European Journal of Philosophy

Faith and Philosophy

Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal

History and Philosophy of Logic

Indian Journal of Philosophy

International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion

Journal of the American Academy of Religion

Journal of Applied Philosophy

Journal of Indian Philosophy

Journal of Philosophy

Journal of Philosophical Logic


Mind and Language

Modern Theology

The Monist

Philosophy East and West

Philosophical Quarterly

The Philosophical Review

Philosophy and Literature

Philosophy of the Social Sciences

Philosophical Studies


Philosophy Today

Political Theory

Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association

Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy


Religious Studies

The Review of Metaphysics



Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Abstracts, and Bibliographies

A Concise Dictionary of Indian Philosophy, Ronald Grimes

The Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Macmillan and Free Press)

The HarperCollins Dictionary of Religion

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Introductory Texts and Sourcebooks

Robin Le Poidevin, Arguing for Atheism: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion.

Ben-Ami Scharfstein, A Comparative History of World Philosophy.

Websties, Including Texts and Discussion Groups

American Philosophical Association

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Philosophy in Cyberspace

QandA List of Best Philosophy Resources

Sean’s One-Stop Philosophy Stop

Stanford University Encyclopedia of Philosophy

University of Chicago Philosophy Project

University of Edinburgh Philosophy Survival Guide

Guide to Philosophy on the Internet

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