Josh Parsons' website

www.joshparsons.net / oxford

About this site

Welcome to my website. A selection of new material of all kinds is listed below.

You may be interested in my online papers, reading lists, CV, or my PhD thesis. My more whimsical web creations include flags of the world given letter grades and my shrine to Bud Christman.

And there is a partial list of software I have written.

What’s new…

General philosophy reading list12 Mar 2015

This is a 4-tutorial reading list for the Oxford first year “general philosophy” paper. Students may wish to also consult the philosophy faculty’s reading list available through WebLearn.

Particularly significant readings are starred (*).

Before writing your first essay, you would be well advised to look at Jim Prior’s excellent guidelines on writing a philosophy essay.

Moral philosophy (Mill) 4 tutorial reading list12 Mar 2015

This is a 4-tutorial reading list for the Oxford first year moral philosophy paper. Students may wish to also consult the philosophy faculty’s reading list available through WebLearn.

A required text for this paper is J.S. Mill’s Utilitarianism Mill, J. (1998). Utilitarianism. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Though I’ve recommended chapters of Mill for each essay, these are just the most relevant parts of Mill’s book. You would be well-advised to read the whole book cover to cover as soon as you can.

If you haven’t read it before, you might like to look at Jim Prior’s excellent guidelines on writing a philosophy essay.

Non-cognitivism reading list04 Mar 2015

This is a reading list for a series of 4 tutorials on the topic of “non-cognitivism”.

Knowledge and Reality reading list23 Feb 2015

This is a reading list for the Oxford philosophy finals paper “Knowledge and Reality”. Students may wish to also consult the philosophy faculty’s reading list available through WebLearn.

Note that this reading list particularly concentrates on metaphysics, rather than epistemology.

Particularly significant readings are starred (*).

Ethics reading list19 Jan 2015

This is a reading list for the Oxford philosophy finals paper “Ethics”. Students may wish to also consult the philosophy faculty’s reading list available through WebLearn.

About me

I am a Tutorial Fellow in Philosophy at Corpus Christi College and an Associate Professor in the Oxford Philosophy Faculty. I work on metaphysics, philosophy of language, logic, meta-ethics, ethics, and other bits of philosophy.

On this site

Also...

My ORCID

0000-0002-3985-2206

Links

Atom feed